Indigofera tinctoria
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 tinctoria — 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 tinctoria — «Añil (planta)» redirige aquí. Para otras acepciones, véase Añil (desambiguación).   Indigofera tinctoria …   Wikipedia Español

  • Indigofera tinctoria — Indigotier Indigotier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Indigofera tinctoria — Indigopflanze Blüte einer Indigopflanze (Indigofera tinctoria) Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Indigofera tinctoria — Taxobox name = Indigofera tinctoria image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Indigofereae genus = Indigofera species = I. tinctoria… …   Wikipedia

  • Indigofera tinctoria — 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 tinctoria — dažinė indigažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Indigofera tinctoria), paplitęs Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Indigofera tinctoria angl. Indian indigo; indigo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indigofera tinctoria — noun deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye • Syn: ↑indigo, ↑indigo plant • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑anil, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indigofera tinctoria — ID 42460 Symbol Key INTI Common Name true indigo Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, FL, NC, PR, SC, TN, VI Growth Habit Subshrub …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • INDIGOFERA TINCTORIA L. - ИНДИГОФЕРА КРАСИЛЬНАЯ — см. 438. Кустарник. I. tinctoria L. И. красильная Sp. pl. (1753) 751. Burkill (1935) 1239. Dalziel (1937) 248. Wealth 1. с. 182. S y n. I. ornithopodioides Schum.; I. bergii Vatke; I. indica Lam.; I. sumatrana Gaertn. (Burkill 1. c., Wealth 1.… …   Справочник растений

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