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noun
any of several plants belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, especially B. tinctoria, having yellow flowers.
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Origin of wild indigo

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45
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wild indigo

noun
any of several North American leguminous plants of the genus Baptisia, esp B. tinctoria, which has yellow flowers and three-lobed leaves
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