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Definition 1: a blue-violet color - [noun denoting attribute]

(indigo is a kind of ...) a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

Definition 2: deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for indigo in the sense of this definition

(indigo is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of indigo ) shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye

(... is a member of indigo) genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flowers in long racemes or spikes

Definition 3: a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for indigo in the sense of this definition

(indigo is a kind of ...) a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

Definition 4: having a color between blue and violet - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where indigo or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • indigo flowers

(indigo is similar to ...) having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

"colored crepe paper" "the film was in color" "amber-colored heads of grain"

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