Definitions for anilˈæn l
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a West Indian shrub, Indigoferasuffruticosa, of the legume family, having clusters of small, reddish yellow flowers and yielding indigo.
indigo; deep blue.
Origin of anil:
1575–85; < Pg < Ar an-nīl=al the +nīl indigo < Skt nīlī indigo (nīl(a) dark blue +-ī fem. n. suffix)
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
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