- a West Indian shrub (Indigofera suffruticosa) of the pea family, from which indigo is made
Origin of anilFrench from Portuguese from Arabic an-n?l from al, the + n?l, indigo plant from Sanskrit n?la?, dark blue
An indigo plant or the blue dye obtained from it.
Origin of anilFrench from Portuguese from Arabic an-nīl the indigo plant al- the Persian nīl ( from Sanskrit nīlī ) ( from nīla- dark blue )
From Middle French anil, Portuguese anil.