[ an-l ]
/ ˈæn l /
a West Indian shrub, Indigofera suffruticosa, of the legume family, having elongated clusters of small, reddish-yellow flowers and yielding indigo.
indigo; deep blue.
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Origin of anil
1575–85; < Portuguese < Arabic an-nīl, equivalent to al the + nīl indigo < Sanskrit nīlī indigo (nīl(a) dark blue + -ī feminine noun suffix)
Words nearby anil
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Example sentences from the Web for anil
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Putting into Acapulco, they found a bark laden with cocoas and anil.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Anil, an′il, n. a plant from whose leaves and stalks indigo is made.
British Dictionary definitions for anil
/ (ˈænɪl) /
a leguminous West Indian shrub, Indigofera suffruticosa: a source of indigoAlso called: indigo
Word Origin for anil
C16: from Portuguese, from Arabic an-nīl, the indigo, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue
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