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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rose periwinkle mean? 

  The noun ROSE PERIWINKLE has 1 sense:

1. commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers

  Familiarity information: ROSE PERIWINKLE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1rose periwinkle [BACK TO TOP]


Commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers

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Nouns denoting plants


Cape periwinkle; Catharanthus roseus; cayenne jasmine; Madagascar periwinkle; red periwinkle; rose periwinkle; Vinca rosea; periwinkle; old maid

Hypernyms ("rose periwinkle" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Holonyms ("rose periwinkle" is a member of...):

Catharanthus; genus Catharanthus (small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca)

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