Indigo
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 several plants belonging to very different genera and orders, such as, the woad, {Isatis tinctoria} (family {Cruciferae}), {Indigofera suffroticosa}, {Indigofera tinctoria} (family {Leguminosae}), {Indigofera Anil}, {Nereum tinctorium}, {Polygonum tinctorium} Ait. (family {Polygonaceae}), etc.; called also {natural indigo}. It is a dark blue earthy substance, tasteless and odorless, with a copper-violet luster when rubbed. Indigo does not exist in the plants as such, but is obtained by decomposition of the glycoside {indican}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Commercial indigo contains the essential coloring principle indigo blue or indigotine, with several other dyes; as, indigo red, indigo brown, etc., and various impurities. Indigo is insoluble in ordinary reagents, with the exception of strong sulphuric acid. [1913 Webster]

{Chinese indigo} (Bot.), {Isatis indigotica}, a kind of woad.

{Wild indigo} (Bot.), the American herb {Baptisia tinctoria} which yields a poor quality of indigo, as do several other species of the same genus. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   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

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