Madagascar periwinkle
noun Etymology: Madagascar, Africa Date: 1821 rosy periwinkle

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  • madagascar periwinkle — n. (Bot.) A commonly cultivated Old World woody herb ({Vinca rosea}) having large pinkish to red flowers. Syn: periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, {Catharanthus roseus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madagascar periwinkle — rausvasis katarantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Catharanthus roseus), paplitęs Madagaskare. atitikmenys: lot. Catharanthus roseus angl. Cape periwinkle; Madagascar periwinkle; old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Madagascar periwinkle — noun commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers • Syn: ↑periwinkle, ↑rose periwinkle, ↑old maid, ↑Cape periwinkle, ↑red periwinkle, ↑cayenne jasmine, ↑Catharanthus roseus, ↑Vinca rose …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madagascar periwinkle — Mad·a·gas·car periwinkle .mad ə gas kər , .kär n ROSY PERIWINKLE * * * Vinca rosea …   Medical dictionary

  • Madagascar periwinkle — a plant, Catharanthus roseus (or Vinca rosea), cultivated for its glossy foliage and pink or white flowers. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Madagascar periwinkle — Mad′agas′car per′iwinkle n. pln a plant, Catharanthus roseus (or Vinca rosea), cultivated for its glossy foliage and pink or white flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • Madagascar — For other uses, see Madagascar (disambiguation) and Malagasy (disambiguation). Republic of Madagascar Repoblikan i Madagasikara République de Madagascar …   Wikipedia

  • periwinkle —   1. Marine snail. Ākōlea (kōlealea, pipipi ākōlea, pipipi kōlea, pipipi kōlea ihiloa, kūkaekōlea, pūpū kōlea). See i a1.   2. Plant. Kīhāpai (Madagascar periwinkle) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Periwinkle — is...;Flora and fauna * Periwinkle (mollusc) * A regional term for the gravel encased larva of the Caddisfly * Periwinkle (plant), two related genera: ** Catharanthus (Madagascar periwinkles) ** Vinca (European periwinkles) * Periwinkle (color),… …   Wikipedia

  • periwinkle — 1. n. 1 any plant of the genus Vinca, esp. an evergreen trailing plant with blue or white flowers. 2 a tropical shrub, Catharanthus roseus, native to Madagascar. Etymology: ME f. AF pervenke, OF pervenche f. LL pervinca, assim. to PERIWINKLE(2) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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