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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a leguminous plant of several species (genus Indigofera), from which indigo is prepared. The different varieties are natives of Asia, Africa, and America. Several species are cultivated, of which the most important are the Indigofera tinctoria, or common indigo plant, the Indigofera Anil, a larger species, and the Indigofera disperma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye


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