American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The indigo plant or the blue dye obtained from it.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A somewhat woody leguminous plant, Indigoferȧ Anil, from whose leaves and stalks the West Indian indigo is made. It is a common species in Mexico and tropical America, and is a larger plant than the Asiatic I. tinctoria, which is the species ordinarily cultivated for the production of indigo.
- n. Indigo.
- n. A derivative of aniline containing the group NC6H5.
- n. A Cuban name of the blue variety of the vaqueta, a bass-like fish of the West Indies, Hypoplectrus unicolor (variety indigo of Poey).
- n. The indigo shrub; or the indigo dye obtained from the plant.
- n. organic chemistry Any imine in which the N-radical is a phenyl (or substituted phenyl) group.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), one of the original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye.
- n. a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
- n. shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
- From Middle French anil, Portuguese anil. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Portuguese, from Arabic an-nīl, the indigo plant : al-, the + Persian nīl (from Sanskrit nīlī, from nīla-, dark blue). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“What if the "anil" tag page is the first Google result, and someone who's never met me and doesn't know my sense of humor finds that first?”
“So A-listers, such as anil and haughey, condemn charles as close minded and no longer worth to read.”
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“Fritsche in the same year by the distillation of indigo with caustic potash developed a product which he also called aniline, the name being derived from the Portuguese word anil, meaning indigo.”
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“The people of the coast continue planting cotton, spinning it, dyeing it with indigo, anil, purple and wood-based tints.”
“After the raw materials have been ground, sifted, dampened, kneaded and formed into clay figures, another step in the process is added: decorative paint from cooked anil.”
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