Definition of Madagascar periwinkle
1. Noun. Commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers.
Group relationships: Catharanthus, Genus Catharanthus
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Madagascar Periwinkle
Literary usage of Madagascar periwinkle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Gn. 36, p. 455; 43, p. 389. V. 13:49; 16:49. BM 248. FR 1:141. —This is commonly called the "madagascar periwinkle," but !•". rosea is probably not native ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"This is commonly called the "madagascar periwinkle," but V. rosea is probably not native to the Old World, while the only ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The large periwinkle, V. major, is much larger in all its parte ; its leaves are also evergreen and shining, but madagascar periwinkle t ..."
4. Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1876)
"Vinca rosea, or the madagascar periwinkle, is one of the best bedding plants we have. It was introduced in 1756, and has been in cultivation generally as a ..."
5. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"madagascar periwinkle. ROSE VINCA Vinca rosea. A tender, erect, ever-blooming plant, somewhat shrubby and used for summer bedding. West Indies and Florida. ..."