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indigo

Pronunciation: in'di-go

Definition: A blue dyestuff obtained from Indigofera tinctoria, and other species of Indigofera (family Leguminosae); also made synthetically.

Synonym(s): indigo blue, indigotin

[L. indicum, fr. G. indikon, indigo, ntr. of Indikos, Indian]

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