vinca

[ving-kuh]

Origin of vinca

1865–70; < New Latin Vinca type genus < Late Latin pervinca periwinkle2
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British Dictionary definitions for vinca

vinca

noun
  1. See periwinkle 2

Word Origin for vinca

New Latin, from Latin pervinca periwinkle
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vinca in Medicine

Vinca

[vĭngkə]
n.
  1. A genus of evergreens usually found in the Eastern hemisphere.
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