Definition of vinca in English:

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vinca

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪŋkə/

noun

Another term for periwinkle1.
Example sentences
  • Colourful petunias, vincas, celosias, dahlias and so on offer a feast to the eyes.
  • Your vincas, or periwinkles, may be victims of aerial phytophthora, a common fungal disease that spreads when you water or when it rains, splashing spores from the soil onto the plants.
  • I am having a problem with my deep-purple-pink-colored vincas.

Origin

1930s: from modern Latin Vinca (genus name), from late Latin pervinca (see periwinkle1).

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