Indigo
Indigo In"di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster]

{Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye.

{Indigo bird} (Zo["o]l.), a small North American finch ({Cyanospiza cyanea}). The male is indigo blue in color. Called also {indigo bunting}.

{Indigo blue}. (a) The essential coloring material of commercial indigo, from which it is obtained as a dark blue earthy powder, with a reddish luster, {C16H10N2O2}, which may be crystallized by sublimation. Indigo blue is also made from artificial amido cinnamic acid, and from artificial isatine; and these methods are of great commercial importance. Called also {indigotin}. (b) A dark, dull blue color like the indigo of commerce.

{Indigo brown} (Chem.), a brown resinous substance found in crude indigo.

{Indigo copper} (Min.), covellite.

{Indigo green}, a green obtained from indigo.

{Indigo plant} (Bot.), a leguminous plant of several species (genus {Indigofera}), from which indigo is prepared. The different varieties are natives of Asia, Africa, and America. Several species are cultivated, of which the most important are the {Indigofera tinctoria}, or {common indigo plant}, the {Indigofera Anil}, a larger species, and the {Indigofera disperma}.

{Indigo purple}, a purple obtained from indigo.

{Indigo red}, a dyestuff, isomeric with indigo blue, obtained from crude indigo as a dark brown amorphous powder.

{Indigo snake} (Zo["o]l.), the gopher snake.

{Indigo white}, a white crystalline powder obtained by reduction from indigo blue, and by oxidation easily changed back to it; -- called also {indigogen}.

{Indigo yellow}, a substance obtained from indigo. [1913 Webster]


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  • indigo — [ ɛ̃digo ] n. m. • 1578; mot esp., du lat. indicum « indien » 1 ♦ Matière tinctoriale bleue, obtenue primitivement à partir de l indican extrait de l indigotier, obtenue aujourd hui par synthèse. L indigo naturel est d un bleu foncé avec des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Indigo — In di*go, n.; pl. {Indigoes}. [F. indigo, Sp. indigo, indico, L. indicum indigo, fr. Indicus Indian. See {Indian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A blue dyestuff obtained from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigo — INDIGÓ, indigouri, s.n., adj. invar. 1. s.n. Una dintre culorile fundamentale ale spectrului luminii, cuprinsă între albastru şi violet. 2. adj. Care are culoarea descrisă mai sus. 3. s.n. Materie colorantă albastru închis, extrasă din frunzele… …   Dicționar Român

  • Indigo — Smn ein dunkelblauer Farbstoff per. Wortschatz fach. (14. Jh., Form 17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Die frühere Form spmhd. indich ist entlehnt aus l. indicum, dieses aus gr. indikón, eigentlich der indische (Farbstoff) . Danach Indigo im Anschluß an obit.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Indigo — Indigo, blauer Farbstoff aus dem Pflanzenreich, s. Farbstoffe, pflanzliche (Bd. 3, S. 638), Indigodruck, Indigokarmin, Indigoküpen. – Indigo, chinesischer, grüner, s. Chinesischgrün; Indigo, künstlicher, s. Farbstoffe, künstliche… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Índigo — puede referirse a: Un color, también llamado añil. La planta (del género Indigofera), de donde se extrae el tinte llamado añil o índigo. El tinte extraído de esta planta. Una serie de televisión chilena transmitida por Mega. Los niños índigo. Una …   Wikipedia Español

  • indigo — 1550s, from Sp. indico, Port. endego, and Du. (via Portuguese) indigo, all from L. indicum indigo, from Gk. indikon blue dye from India, lit. Indian (substance), neut. of indikos Indian, from India (see INDIA (Cf. India)). As the color of indi …   Etymology dictionary

  • indigo — ìndigo m DEFINICIJA 1. modroljubičasta boja nazvana po biljci indigofera iz koje se nekoć dobivala 2. papir za pravljenje kopija [indigo papir] SINTAGMA bijeli indigo kem., v. indoksil ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Indigo ≃ lat. indicum ← grč. indikón:… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Indĭgo — (Indicum), blauer Farbstoff, kann aus vielen Pflanzen erhalten werden, findet sich aber niemals fertig gebildet in diesen Pflanzen. Die wichtigsten Indigopflanzen sind: Indigofera tinctoria, Anil, articulata, sumatrana, arracta, argentea, hirsuta …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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