indigo plant

noun

Definition of indigo plant 

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

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But indigo plants yield only a small amount of the dye. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "A greener shade of blue," 11 Jan. 2018

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1712, in the meaning defined above

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indigo plant

noun

Medical Definition of indigo plant 

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

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