indigo

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See also: índigo, Indigo, and indīgo

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish índigo, Portuguese endego (modern índigo), or Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum ‎(indigo), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδικὸν ‎(Indikòn, Indian dye), from Ἰνδία ‎(Indía).[1]

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Noun[edit]

indigo ‎(countable and uncountable, plural indigos or indigoes)

  1. A purplish-blue colour
    indigo colour:    
    web indigo colour:    
    • 1907, Harold Edward 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 (indigo bush).

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Adjective[edit]

indigo

  1. Having a deep blue colour.

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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     red      purple      yellow      green      teal      blue      indigo
     crimson      magenta      cream      lime      cyan      azure, sky blue      violet
     brown      pink      orange      black      gray, grey      white

References[edit]

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

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

indigo n ‎(plural indigo's)

  1. The colour indigo.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. indigo-coloured.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of indigo
uninflected indigo
inflected indigo
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial indigo
indefinite m./f. sing. indigo
n. sing. indigo
plural indigo
definite indigo
partitive indigo's

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Colors in Dutch · kleuren (layout · text)
     rood      paars      geel      groen      groenblauw/petrolblauw      blauw      indigo
     karmijnrood      magenta      roomwit      groengeel/limoengroen      blauwgroen/cyaan      azuurblauw      violet
     bruin      roze      oranje      zwart      grijs      wit

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Verb[edit]

indigo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of indigere