noun, plural in·di·gos, in·di·goes.
- indigo blue,
- indigo bunting,
- indigo carmine,
- indigo snake,
- indigo squill
Origin of indigo
Examples from the Web for indigo
The jeans mysteriously came in a spray can, and were offered in two washes: “Indigo,” and “Bright Light.”American Eagle's Spray-On 'Skinny Skinny' Jeans Are, Thankfully, A Joke|Isabel Wilkinson|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indigo, about three or four feet high, grows in great luxuriance in the streets of Tette, and so does the senna plant.
A peculiar compound formed by the action of strong nitric acid on indigo, aloes, wool, and several other substances.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The staple commodities of this empire are indigo and cotton.
noun plural -gos or -goes
- any of a group of colours that have the same blue-violet hue; a spectral colour
- (as adjective)an indigo carpet
Word Origin for indigo
1550s, from Spanish indico, Portuguese endego, and Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum "indigo," from Greek indikon "blue dye from India," literally "Indian (substance)," neuter of indikos "Indian," from India (see India). As "the color of indigo" from 1620s. Replaced Middle English ynde (late 13c., from Old French inde, from Latin indicum). Earlier name in Mediterranean languages was annil, anil (see aniline).