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indigo blue

noun
1.
indigo (def 4).
2.
Also called indigo, indigotin. a dark-blue, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C 16 H 10 N 2 O 2 , having a bronzelike luster, the essential coloring principle of which is contained along with other substances in the dye indigo and which can be produced synthetically.
Origin of indigo blue
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
Related forms
indigo-blue, adjective
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indigo blue

noun, adjective (indigo-blue when prenominal)
1.
the full name for indigo (sense 1), indigo (sense 3)
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