Definitions for anilˈæn l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ilˈæn l(n.)

  1. a West Indian shrub, Indigoferasuffruticosa, of the legume family, having clusters of small, reddish yellow flowers and yielding indigo.

    Category: Plants

  2. indigo; deep blue.

Origin of anil:

1575–85; < Pg < Ar an-nīl=al the +nīl indigo < Skt nīlī indigo (nīl(a) dark blue + fem. n. suffix)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anil, indigo, indigotin(noun)

    a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

  2. anil, Indigofera suffruticosa, Indigofera anil(noun)

    shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye


  1. anil(Noun)

    The indigo shrub; or the indigo dye obtained from the plant.

  2. anil(Noun)

    Any imine in which the N-radical is a phenyl (or substituted phenyl) group.

  3. Origin: From anil, anil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anil(noun)

    a West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), one of the original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye


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