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Related to Madagascar periwinkle: Madagascan periwinkle
A low-growing perennial plant (Catharanthus roseus) native to Madagascar, having pink or white flowers and cultivated as a groundcover and as a source of alkaloids used to treat diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. Also called rosy periwinkle.
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a plant, Catharanthus roseus (or Vinca rosea), cultivated for its glossy foliage and pink or white flowers.
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|Noun||1.||Madagascar periwinkle - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers|
Cape periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus, cayenne jasmine, red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Vinca rosea, periwinkle, old maid
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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