1. [syn: myrtle, Vinca minor]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Periwinkle \Per"i*win`kle\, n. [OE. pervenke, AS. pervince, fr.
L. pervinca.] (Bot.)
A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.
Note: The common perwinkle (Vinca minor) has opposite
evergreen leaves and solitary blue or white flowers in
their axils. In America it is often miscalled myrtle.
See under Myrtle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny
leaves and usually blue-violet flowers [syn: myrtle,