anil, indigo, indigotin(noun)
a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
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
a blue-violet color
having a color between blue and violet
A purplish-blue colour
A blue dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.
Having a deep blue colour.
a kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors
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
having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo
Origin: [F. indigo, Sp. indigo, indico, L. indicum indigo, fr. Indicus Indian. See Indian.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′di-go, n. a blue dye obtained from the stalks of the indigo plant.—Indigo blue, the blue colouring matter of indigo, a crystalline solid, colourless and tasteless; Indigo plant, a plant of the genus Indigofera, from which indigo is obtained. [Sp. indico—L. indicum, from Indicus, Indian.]
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The numerical value of indigo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of indigo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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