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Definition of Vinca

What does Vinca mean?


  1. periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials

Alternative definition


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

Phrases with Vinca

Phrases starting with the word Vinca:

  1. vinca major
  2. vinca minor
  3. vinca rosea
  4. Vinca herbacea
  5. 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


  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 Vinča culture, is located in the village.
  2. Vinca a.k.a. Vinça is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.


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.

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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 previewPsychoactive Medical Plants (2006)

Hallucinogenic and Narcotic Drugs by Rita Singh

Vinca is an erect, pubescent herb, with ;...

Google previewA Modern Herbal (1971)

The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs, & Trees with All Their Modern Scientific Uses by Maud Grieve

Vinca is a genus of the natural order Apocynaceae, which includes many tropical trees and shrubs with showy flowers, a large number of which are very poisonous , among these being the beautiful Oleander, so frequently grown in our ;...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Container Plants (2010)

More Than 500 Outstanding Choices for Gardeners by Ray Rogers

periwinkle, greater periwinkle, vinca vine (V. major) Family: Apocynaceae Cultural group: annuals, perennials Height: 3–6 ft.

confusion alert: if you're looking for the shrubby, white- and pink-flowered annuals commonly called “ vinca,” please ...

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 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 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 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 Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs (2011)

by James Milton Gardiner, 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 previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1897)

A Dictionary of Cultivated Plants, Etc by Thomas William Saunders

White- flowered Indian Periwinkle ( Vinca rosea alba)— see Vinca. White-flowered Irish Heath (Menzksia alba)— see Menziesia. White-flowered Laburnum- tree (Cytisus  ...

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 previewConcise Encyclopedia Chemistry (1994)

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

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 ...

Google previewThe Herbal Encyclopedia (2004)

by Waltz

Periwinkle Vinca major, Vinca minor MEDICINAL: Periwinkle made into a.

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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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