red periwinkle

red periwinkle
noun
commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Catharanthus, ↑genus Catharanthus

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noun
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