Definitions for INDIGOˈɪn dɪˌgoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•di•goˈɪn dɪˌgoʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-gos, -goes

  1. (n.)a blue dye, C16H10N2O2, obtained from various plants, esp. of the genus Indigofera, or manufactured synthetically.

  2. Ref: indigo blue (def. 2). 2

  3. any hairy plant of the genus Indigofera, of the legume family, having clusters of usu. red or purple flowers.

    Category: Plants

  4. a color ranging from a deep violet blue to a dark grayish blue.

  5. (adj.)of the color indigo.

Origin of indigo:

1545–55; < Sp or Pg, índigo < L indicum < Gk indikónIndic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anil, indigo, indigotin(noun)

    a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

  2. indigo, indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria(noun)

    deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye

  3. indigo(adj)

    a blue-violet color

  4. indigo(adj)

    having a color between blue and violet

    "indigo flowers"

Wiktionary

  1. indigo(Noun)

    A purplish-blue colour

  2. indigo(Noun)

    A blue dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.

  3. indigo(Adjective)

    Having a deep blue colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indigo(noun)

    a kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors

  2. Indigo(noun)

    a blue dyestuff obtained from several plants belonging to very different genera and orders; as, the woad, Isatis tinctoria, Indigofera tinctoria, I. Anil, Nereum tinctorium, etc. It is a dark blue earthy substance, tasteless and odorless, with a copper-violet luster when rubbed. Indigo does not exist in the plants as such, but is obtained by decomposition of the glycoside indican

  3. Indigo(adj)

    having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo

Freebase

  1. Indigo

    Indigo is a color that is traditionally regarded as a color on the spectrum between 450 and 420 nanometers and as one of the seven colors of the rainbow--the color between blue and violet. Although traditionally considered one of seven spectral colors, its position in the electromagnetic spectrum is controversial according to some recent research. Some people regard indigo as a deep and bright variation of blue close to the color wheel blue, as well as to some variants of ultramarine. The color indigo was named after the Indigo dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and related species. The first recorded use of indigo as a color name in English was in 1289.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

carbon paper

a type of paper coated with carbon etc which makes a copy when placed between the sheets being written or typed.

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