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Indigo vs. Violet

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Indigonoun

A purplish-blue colour

Violetnoun

A bluish-purple colour.

Indigonoun

An indigo-colored dye obtained from certain plants (the indigo plant or woad), or a similar synthetic dye.

Violetnoun

Viola, a genus of fragrant plants with white, purple or yellow flowers.

Indigonoun

An indigo plant, such as from species in genera Indigofera, Amorpha (false indigo), Baptisia (wild indigo), and Psorothamnus and Dalea (indigo bush).

Violetnoun

Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.

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Indigoadjective

having a deep purplish-blue colour

Violetadjective

Having a bluish-purple colour.

Indigonoun

A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors.

Violetnoun

Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor).

Indigonoun

A blue dyestuff obtained from several plants belonging to very different genera and orders, such as, the woad, Isatis tinctoria (family Cruciferae), Indigofera suffroticosa, Indigofera tinctoria (family Leguminosae), Indigofera Anil, Nereum tinctorium, Polygonum tinctorium Ait. (family Polygonaceae), etc.; called also natural indigo. It is a dark blue earthy substance, tasteless and odorless, with a copper-violet luster when rubbed. Indigo does not exist in the plants as such, but is obtained by decomposition of the glycoside indican.

Violetnoun

The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.

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Indigoadjective

Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo.

Violetnoun

In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.

Indigonoun

a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

Violetnoun

Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycæna, or Rusticus, and allied genera.

Indigonoun

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

Violetadjective

Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined.

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Indigonoun

a blue-violet color

Violetnoun

any of numerous low-growing small-flowered violas

Indigo

Indigo is a deep color close to the color wheel blue (a primary color in the RGB color space), as well as to some variants of ultramarine, based on the ancient dye of the same name. The word comes from the Latin for Indian as the dye was originally exported to Europe from India.

‘indigo’;

Violetnoun

a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

Violetadjective

of a color midway between red and blue

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