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indigo

noun in·di·go \ˈin-di-ˌgō\

: a deep purplish-blue color

plural in·di·gos or in·di·goes

Full Definition of INDIGO

1
a :  a blue vat dye obtained from plants (as indigo plants)
b :  the principal coloring matter C16H10N2O2 of natural indigo usually synthesized as a blue powder with a coppery luster
3
:  a deep reddish blue
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Origin of INDIGO

Italian dialect, from Latin indicum, from Greek indikon, from neuter of indikos Indic, from Indos India
First Known Use: 1555

Rhymes with INDIGO

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INDIGO Defined for Kids

indigo

noun in·di·go \ˈin-di-ˌgō\
plural in·di·gos or in·di·goes

Definition of INDIGO for Kids

1
:  a blue dye made artificially or obtained especially formerly from plants (indigo plants)
2
:  a deep purplish blue
Medical Dictionary

indigo

noun in·di·go \ˈin-di-ˌgō\
plural in·di·gos or in·di·goes

Medical Definition of INDIGO

1
a :  a blue dye obtained from indigo plants (as Indigofera tinctoria of Africa and India, I. anil of South America, and I. auriculata of Arabia and Egypt) b :  the principal coloring matter C16H10N2O2 of natural indigo usually synthesized as a blue powder with a coppery luster—called also indigotin
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