Definitions for anilˈæn l
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anil, indigo, indigotin(noun)
a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
anil, Indigofera suffruticosa, Indigofera anil(noun)
shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
The indigo shrub; or the indigo dye obtained from the plant.
Any imine in which the N-radical is a phenyl (or substituted phenyl) group.
Origin: From anil, anil.
a West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), one of the original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye
Origin: [F. anil, Sp. anl, or Pg. anil; all fr. Ar. an-nl, for al-nl the indigo plant, fr. Skr. nla dark blue, nl indigo, indigo plant. Cf. Lilac.]
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