indigo

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See also: índigo, Indigo, and indīgo

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish indico, Portuguese endego, or Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum (indigo), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδικὸν (Indikon, Indian dye), from Ἰνδία (India).[1]

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indigo (countable and uncountable, plural indigos or indigoes)

  1. A purplish-blue colour
    indigo colour:    
    web indigo colour:    
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 6, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      The night was considerably clearer than anybody on board her desired when the schooner Ventura headed for the land. It rose in places, black and sharp against the velvety indigo, over her dipping bow, though most of the low littoral was wrapped in obscurity.
  2. An indigo-colored dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.
  3. An indigo plant, such as from species in genera Indigofera, Amorpha (false indigo), Baptisia (wild indigo), and Psorothamnus and Dalea (indigobush).

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indigo

  1. Having a deep blue colour.

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  1. ^ indigo” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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indigo n (plural indigo's)

  1. The colour indigo.

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indigo (invariable, comparative meer indigo, superlative meest indigo)

  1. indigo-coloured.

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indigo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of indigere