Egyptian indigo

noun

Definition of Egyptian indigo

1 : an indigo yielded by a shrub (Tephrosia apolinea) of southern Europe
2 : the shrub that yields Egyptian indigo

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“Egyptian indigo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Egyptian%20indigo. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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