Indigofera Anil
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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  • Indigofera Anil — Indigofera In di*gof e*ra, n. [NL., from E. indigo + L. ferre to bear.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants (family {Leguminosae}) having many species, mostly in tropical countries, several of them yielding indigo, esp. {Indigofera tinctoria},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigofera anil — Anil An il, n. [F. anil, Sp. an[=i]l, or Pg. anil; all fr. Ar. an n[=i]l, for al n[=i]l the indigo plant, fr. Skr. n[=i]la dark blue, n[=i]l[=i] indigo, indigo plant. Cf. {Lilac}.] (Bot.) A West Indian plant ({Indigofera anil}), one of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigofera anil — Indigotier Indigotier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Indigofera Anil — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigofera anil — noun shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye • Syn: ↑anil, ↑Indigofera suffruticosa • Hypernyms: ↑indigo, ↑indigo plant, ↑Indigofera tinctoria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Añil — Anil redirects here. This is also a Hindi word which means air and is derived from Sanskrit.Taxobox name = Añil image width = 250px image caption = Indigofera suffruticosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Indigofera — Indigofera …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anil — ⇒ANIL, subst. masc. BOT. Plante ou arbrisseau dont on tire l indigo. Rem. Attesté ds la plupart des dict. généraux. PRONONC. ET ORTH. :[anil]. NOD. 1844 transcrit : a ni. BESCH. 1845 écrit anil ou anir (cf. aussi Lar. 19e et Nouv. Lar. ill.).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Indigofera — In di*gof e*ra, n. [NL., from E. indigo + L. ferre to bear.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants (family {Leguminosae}) having many species, mostly in tropical countries, several of them yielding indigo, esp. {Indigofera tinctoria}, {Indigofera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigofera suffroticosa — Indigofera In di*gof e*ra, n. [NL., from E. indigo + L. ferre to bear.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants (family {Leguminosae}) having many species, mostly in tropical countries, several of them yielding indigo, esp. {Indigofera tinctoria},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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