Perriwinkle, the Lesseer, or Vinca minor, L. an indigenous perennial plant, growing in woods and hedges, principally in the vicinity of Hampstead, and also in the environs of Manchester : it flowers in the month of May.—The leaves of this evergreen are smooth, glossy, and resemble those of the laurel: if suspended in a cask of wine recently tilled, they not only clarify the liquor, but also improve its taste.—Gleditsch has successfully employed the whole plant, while in blossom, for tanning leather. In Germany, the country girls construct their garlands of these elegant leaves, during the winter.