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Definition of the noun vinca

What does vinca mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • vinca: vincas
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  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

Phrases ending with the word Vinca:

  1. Dalla Vinca
  2. genus vinca
  3. Cerithiopsis Vinca
  4. Species Dalla Vinca
  5. Species Cerithiopsis Vinca

Other phrases containing the word Vinca:

  1. Species Vinca Rosea
  2. Species Vinca Herbacea
  3. Species Vinca Libanotica
  4. Variety Vinca Major Var. Variegata

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vinca

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Google previewe-Study Guide for BRS Cell Biology and Histology, textbook by Leslie P. Gartner (2012)

Biology, Cell biology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Vinca: Vinca is a genus of six species in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus (and also with the common seashore ...

Google previewCyclopedia of American Horticulture, Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants, Descriptions of the Species of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada, Together with Geographical and Biographical Sketches (1909)

by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller

Vinca is a genus of herbs or subshrubs, erect or procumbent: Ivs. opposite: tls. 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 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 previewA Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants (2007)

by Anthony Knight

Figure 398 Vinca minor Closely related to Vinca is the genus Catharanthus ( Madagascar periwinkle). Some taxonomists consider these two plant genera one and the same! Originating in Madagascar, and now cosmopolitan, it is a popular ...

Google previewGardening (1907)

The blue vinca is an ideal subject for planting at the edge of the shrubbery. It may be allowed to run out on the lawn a little and is always pretty whether in flower or not. One of the earliest spring flowers is the winter heliotrope (Petasites frag- ...

Google previewCyclopedia of American Agriculture: Farm and community (1902)

by Liberty Hyde Bailey

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

Google previewA Modern Herbal (2013)

by Margaret 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 previewCreating A Deer Proof Garden (2007)

by Peter Derano

Vinca is a great ground cover for positioning under trees, in the shrub bed, or to stabilize a slope. It is easy to grow and has no serious pest problems Zones - 4 to 9 Height - 4 to 6 inches Spread - ongoing Spacing - Plant in groups of eight to ...

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 previewIllinois Getting Started Garden Guide (2014)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Shawna Coronado

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, welldrained soil in full sun to shade, vinca is a very hearty groundcover. It will tolerate rocky and poor soil. Although it can be planted anytime during the growing season, it does best when planted in ...

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 previewHouse and Garden (1914)

vinca is a graceful box plant Porch or window-boxes accomplish much.

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 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 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 Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

see vinca alkaloid. vinca alkaloid [ving-ka ̆] n. one ofa group of antimitotic drugs ( see ...

Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly

PERIWINKLE (Vinca major) [Apocynaceae] Band plant; Bluebuttons; Greater periwinkle (Vinca minor) Common periwinkle; Lesser periwinkle; Myrtle; Running myrtle (Catharanthus roseus, formerly Vinca rosea) [Apocynaceae] Madagascar ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains (2005)

by Joel Ellis Holloway, Amanda Neill

Vicia sativa Common Vetch Vinca major Bigleaf Periwinkle SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vicia + sativa, Latin for cultivated. COMMON NAME: Common, most common in its range. Vetch, same as genus name. Vicia villosa Winter Vetch SCIENTIFIC ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology (2008)

by Stefan Offermanns

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]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

PERIWINKLE ( Vinca), a genus of plants of the natural order Apocynaceae 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 previewCancer Dictionary (2004)

by Henry A. Rose

vinblastine An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of plant drugs called vinca alkaloids.

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 ...

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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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