- 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-n&imacron;l, the indigo plant : al-, the + Persian n&imacron;l (from Sanskrit n&imacron;l&imacron;, from n&imacron;la-, dark blue).
From Middle French anil, Portuguese anil.