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 original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye. [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 — Indigotier Indigotier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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