indigo blue


noun

Also called indigo, indigotin. a dark-blue, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C16H10N2O2, 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.

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Origin of indigo blue

First recorded in 1705–15

OTHER WORDS FROM indigo blue

in·di·go-blue, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for indigo blue

indigo blue

noun, adjective (indigo-blue when prenominal)

the full name for indigo (def. 1), indigo (def. 3)
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