anil

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See also: Anıl and añil

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From Middle French anil, Portuguese anil.

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anil (plural anils)

  1. The indigo shrub; or the indigo dye obtained from the plant.
  2. (organic chemistry) Any imine in which the N-radical is a phenyl (or substituted phenyl) group.

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Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic النيل (an-nīl), from Arabic نيل (nīl), from Persian نیل (nīl, indigo), from Middle Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit नीला (dark blue).

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anil m (uncountable)

  1. indigo (colour)

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