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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).
- A purplish-blue colour
web indigo colour:
1907, Harold Edward Bindloss, chapter 6, The Dust of Conflict:
- 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.
- An indigo-colored dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.
- An indigo plant, such as from species in genera Indigofera, Amorpha (false indigo), Baptisia (wild indigo), and Psorothamnus and Dalea (indigo bush).
terms derived from indigo
- Having a deep blue colour.
indigo n (plural indigo's)
- The colour indigo.
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