wild indigo


Definition of wild indigo

: baptisia especially : one (Baptisia tinctoria) of eastern North America with bright yellow flowers and small trifoliolate leaves

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Recent Examples on the Web Jennifer Johnson, wild indigo associate at Audubon Great Lakes, shared with Mrvan how Wild Indigo Nature Explorations, a community engagement program, is connecting Gary residents to their local natural spaces. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2021 But lately, it's been popping up in newspaper articles and even inspiring new skin-care lines — like Loum, based on the ingredient neurophroline derived from wild indigo, which the brand claims reduces cortisol levels in the skin. Beth Shapouri, Allure, 16 June 2021 The brand spent years researching the botanical actives—among them Neurophroline, a wild indigo extract that activates the release of a calming neuropeptide—that would work best in tandem to counteract the skin’s stress response. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 Persian silk tree bark extract helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, palmitoyl glycine helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wild indigo extract helps brighten my undereyes, leaving behind a luminous skin-like finish. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2020 Oddly, some species like the wild indigo duskywing thrived through the course of the study. Scottie Andrew And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of wild indigo

1744, in the meaning defined above

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27 Aug 2021

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“Wild indigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20indigo. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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