- The definition of indigo is something bluish purple in color.
An example of indigo is a deep purple dress with a hint of blue.
- Indigo is defined as a deep bluish purple color or dye.
An example of indigo is a dark bluish purple iris flower.
These iris petals are indigo.
indigo definition by Webster's New World
- a blue dye, CHNO, obtained from certain plants, esp. a plant (Indigofera tinctoria) native to India, or made synthetically, usually from aniline
- any of a genus (Indigofera) of plants of the pea family that yield indigo
- a deep violet blue, designated by Newton as one of the seven prismatic or primary colors
Origin: Spanish ; from Classical Latin indicum ; from Classical Greek indikon (pharmakon), literally , Indian (dye) ; from Indikos, Indian ; from India, India
indigo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. in·di·gos or in·di·goes
- a. Any of various shrubs or herbs of the genus Indigofera in the pea family, having odd-pinnate leaves and usually red or purple flowers in axillary racemes.b. A blue dye obtained from these plants or produced synthetically.
- Any of several related plants, especially those of the genera Amorpha or Baptisia.
- The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between blue and violet, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 420 to 450 nanometers; a dark blue to grayish purple blue.
Origin: Spanish índigo and Dutch indigo (from Portuguese endego), both from Latin indicum, from Greek Indikon (pharmakon), Indian (dye), neuter of Indikos, of India, from India, India, from Indos, the Indus River, from Old Persian Hinduš, Sind; see Hindi.
- inˈdi·goˌ adjective
indigo - Computer Definition
(1) An earlier family of desktop graphics computers from SGI. The low end were the Indy machines, which included their own digital video camera. The high end included a variety of Indigo workstations, with models specialized for graphics functions such as accelerated texture mapping and image processing. See SGI.
(2) The code name of the messaging system introduced in Windows Vista. See Windows Communication Foundation.