Indigo meaning

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Indigo is defined as a deep bluish purple color or dye.

An example of indigo is a dark bluish purple iris flower.

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The definition of indigo is something bluish purple in color.

An example of indigo is a deep purple dress with a hint of blue.

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Any of several related plants, especially those of the genera Amorpha and Baptisia.
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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.
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A blue dye, C16H10N2O2, obtained from certain plants, esp. a plant (Indigofera tinctoria) native to India, or made synthetically, usually from aniline.
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Any of a genus (Indigofera) of plants of the pea family that yield indigo.
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A deep violet-blue color, designated by Newton as one of the seven prismatic or primary colors.
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Of this color.
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(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.
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A purplish-blue colour.

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An indigo-colored dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.
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An indigo plant, such as from species in genera Indigofera, Amorpha (false indigo), Baptisia (wild indigo), and Psorothamnus and Dalea (indigobush).
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Having a deep blue colour.
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Origin of indigo

  • Spanish índigo 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 Hindi
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish indico, Portuguese endego, or Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum (“indigo”), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδικὸν (Indikon, “Indian dye”), from Ἰνδία (India).
    From Wiktionary