indigo plant


Definition of indigo plant

: a plant that yields indigo especially : any of a genus (Indigofera) of leguminous herbs

Examples of indigo plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tatcha utilizes the healing properties of the anti-inflammatory indigo plant to soothe inflamed skin, while silk and squalane work to hydrate and repair. Tanisha Pina, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2019 But indigo plants yield only a small amount of the dye. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of indigo plant

1712, in the meaning defined above

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“Indigo plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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Medical Definition of indigo plant

: a plant that yields indigo especially : any of a genus (Indigofera) of leguminous herbs


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