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See also: Indigo, índigo, indigó, and indīgo

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EtymologyEdit

16th century (as indico, modern spelling from the 17th century), Spanish índigo, Portuguese endego (modern índigo), or Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum (indigo), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδικὸν (Indikòn, Indian dye), from Ἰνδία (Indía).[1]

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NounEdit

indigo (countable and uncountable, plural indigos or indigoes)

  1. A purplish-blue colour
    indigo colour:  
    web indigo colour:  
    • 1907, Harold Edward Bindloss, chapter 6, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      The night was considerably clearer than anybody on board her desired when the schooner Ventura headed for the land. It rose in places, black and sharp against the velvety indigo, over her dipping bow, though most of the low littoral was wrapped in obscurity.
  2. An indigo-colored dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.
  3. An indigo plant, such as from species in genera Indigofera, Amorpha (false indigo), Baptisia (wild indigo), and Psorothamnus and Dalea (indigo bush).

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AdjectiveEdit

indigo (comparative more indigo, superlative most indigo)

  1. having a deep purplish-blue colour

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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black      brown
             pink              red, crimson              orange              yellow, cream
             lime              green              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, teal
             azure, sky blue              blue              violet, indigo              magenta, purple

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ indigo” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

indigo n (plural indigo's)

  1. The colour indigo.

AdjectiveEdit

indigo (invariable, comparative meer indigo, superlative meest indigo)

  1. indigo-coloured.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of indigo
uninflected indigo
inflected indigo
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial indigo
indefinite m./f. sing. indigo
n. sing. indigo
plural indigo
definite indigo
partitive indigo's

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Colors in Dutch · kleuren (layout · text)
     wit      grijs      zwart      bruin
             roze              rood, karmijnrood              oranje              geel, roomwit
             groengeel/limoengroen              groen              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              blauwgroen/cyaan, groenblauw/petrolblauw
             azuurblauw              blauw              violet, indigo              magenta, paars

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