indigo

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See also: Indigo, índigo, indigó, and indīgo

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

16th century (as indico, modern spelling from the 17th century), 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, in 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      green      yellow      cream      white
     crimson      magenta      teal      lime      pink
     indigo      blue      orange      gray, grey      violet
     black      purple      brown      azure, sky blue      cyan

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.

Inflection[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      groen      geel      roomwit      wit
     karmijnrood      magenta      groenblauw/petrolblauw      groengeel/limoengroen      roze
     indigo      blauw      oranje      grijs      violet
     zwart      paars      bruin      azuurblauw      blauwgroen/cyaan

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Verb[edit]

indigo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of indigere