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.

Origin of indigo blue

First recorded in 1705–15

Related forms

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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