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Definition of the noun vinca

What does vinca mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • vinca: vincas
  • Vinca: -

  1. periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials

Alternative definition of the noun vinca


  1. Any of several evergreen shrubs, of the genus Vinca, including the periwinkle


  1. Vinca a.k.a. Vinča is a suburban settlement of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is part of the municipality of Grocka. Vinča-Belo Brdo, an important archaeological site that gives its name to the Neolithic culture, is located in the village.
  2. Vinca a.k.a. Vinça is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.
  3. Vinca a.k.a. Vinča is a village in the municipality of Topola, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 1176 people.

Phrases with Vinca

Phrases starting with the word Vinca:

  1. vinca major
  2. vinca minor
  3. Vinca Mixta
  4. vinca rosea
  5. Vinca Pumila
  6. Vinca herbacea
  7. Vinca Libanotica
  8. Vinca major var. variegata

Phrase ending with the word Vinca:

  1. genus vinca

Other phrases containing the word Vinca:

  1. Species Vinca Herbacea
  2. Variety Vinca Major Var. Variegata

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vinca

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Google previewGrid and Cooperative Computing - GCC 2004 (2004)

Third International Conference, Wuhan, China, October 21-24, 2004. Proceedings by Hai Jin

VINCA has been designed to mediate between diverse, rapidly changing user requirements and composites of individual services scattered over the Internet. VINCA is a process-oriented language designed to capture user's needs. There are ...

Google previewA New System of Geography: Hungary, Transylvania, Sclavonia, Dalmatia, Turkey in Europe, Portugal, Spain and France (1762)

by Anton Friedrich Büsching, Patrick Murdoch

Vinca is a small town. The little district of Capfir belonged formerly to Cerdagne, but now is only an inferior viguerie of Conflans. The principal place in it is Pu- Valedor, or Valadier, seated at the entrance of Languedoc. II. La Cerdagne is a little ...

Google previewR-Z (1902)

by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller

Vinca is a genus of herbs or subshrubs, erect or procumbent: lvs. opposite; fls, rather large, axillary, solitary; corolla salver-shaped, with a narrow throat which is pilose inside or thickened -calloused; stamens included above the middle of the ...

Google previewOur garden flowers (1910)

a popular study of their native lands, their life histories, and their structural affiliations,pcby Harriet L. Keeler ... with 90 illustrations from photographs and 186 illustrations from drawings by Harriet Louise Keeler

The Rose Vinca is a plant of erect growth which is used chiefly for summer bedding, as the plants bloom continuously from the time they are set out until frost . They are used largely in parks and public grounds in the same way as geraniums.

Google previewThe Hothouse and Greenhouse Manual, Or Botanical Cultivator (1839)

Giving Full Instructions for the Management and Propagation of the Plants Cultivated in the Hot-houses, Greenhouses, Conservatories ... : Alphabetically Arranged by Robert Sweet

VINCA is a genus belonging to the Apocynem: the perennial species thrive in a rich light soil, and increase readily by parting at the root ; they are very proper plants for growing on shady banks, where scarcely any other plants will thrive.

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2008)

The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis

Vinca major, big periwinkle, has glossy oval l"-3" leaves on 2' long stems. The foliage is a lustrous dark green. The abundant blue, red-purple, or white flowers bloom in mid-May and are l"-2" wide. Zones 7-9. V. minor, common periwinkle or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Remedy Relationships in Homeopathy (2003)

by Abdur Rehman

Vinca. minor. Complementary Remedies: Complementary Remedies: - Followed well by:- Inimical:- Antidotes:- Collaterals: Arct, Bov, Chin, Graph, Hep (Skin eruptions - Merc, Mez, OInd, Petr), Jac, Merc, Nux-v (Crusta lacta), DInd (Skin ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Border Plants (1999)

by Hanneke Van Dijk

PERIWINKLE & JL o e The Greater periwinkle (Vinca major) and the Lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor) have many cultivars. They form an excellent, evergreen ground cover. The lesser periwinkle is fully hardy, the greater is not reliable. Vinca ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (1902)

by John Henry Clarke

Vinca minor. Lesser Periwinkle. (Woods and shady places.) N. 0. Apocynaceae. Tincture of whole fresh plant. Clinical. — Acne. Alopecia. Crusta lactea. Eczema. Favus. Neck, stiff. Nose, redness of. Plica polonica. Seborrhaea. Throat, sore.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology (2008)

by Stefan Offermanns, Walter Rosenthal

Vinca alkaloids are derived from the Madagascar periwinkle plant, Catharanthus roseus. The main alkaloids are vincristine, vinblastine and vindesine. Vinca alkaloids are cell-cycle-specific agents and block cells in mitosis. This cellular activity ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1875)

by Popular encyclopedia

PEKIWINKLE ( Vinca), a genus of plants of the natural order Apocynacea; or Dog -bane family. They are herbaceous or suffruticose plants, with leaves furnished with glands at the base. The flowers are axillary and solitary, or in pairs; the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Pratical Materia Medica (1902)

by John Henry Clarke

Vinca minor. Lesser Periwinkle. (Woods and shady places.) N. 0. Apocynaceze. Tincture of whole fresh plant. (“think—Acne. Alopecia. Crusta lactea. Eczema. Favus. Neck, stiff. Nose, redness of. Plicapolonica. Saborrha'n. Throat, sore. Uterus ...

Google previewThe Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs (2014)

by Jim Gardiner

Vinca minor 397 Vinca minor 'Argenteovariegata' V A long-flowering evergreen shrub with trailing self-rooting stems that bear variegated with creamy white leaves and clear blue flowers. AGM Prostrate; sun or shade; flowers mid spring to mid ...

Google previewTaylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (2003)

by Frances Tenenbaum

Vinca minor f. alba Viola tricolor Vitex agnus-castus w Waldsteinia fragarioides Watsonia borbonica Weigela florida Wisteria. tic leaves to 4 inches long and lightly fragrant, flat-topped clusters of white flowers that open from pink buds in ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia Chemistry (1994)

Vinca A. Apicynaceae ( vinblastine, (Vinca, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

VINCA, in botany : A genus of plants of the class pentandria, and order of monogynia ; and in the natural system arranged under the 30th order, Contort*. The corolla is twisted ; there are two erect follicles ; the seeds are naked. There are five ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

pervinca, periwinkle, from per, through + vinca, twist, from vincire, to bind), Vinca. A genus of plants of the family Apocynacee, having a five-cleft calyx and a sai- ver-shaped corolla ...

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Scrabble value of V4I1N1C3A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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