anil

Definitions of anil
  1. noun
    shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
    synonyms: Indigofera anil, Indigofera suffruticosa
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    type of:
    Indigofera tinctoria, indigo, indigo plant
    deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye
  2. noun
    a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
    synonyms: indigo, indigotin
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    type of:
    dye, dyestuff
    a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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