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 for Vinca minor
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Vinca minor
      n 1: widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny
           leaves and usually blue-violet flowers [syn: myrtle,
           Vinca minor]

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