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  • Indigo (noun)

    A purplish-blue colour

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  • Indigo (noun)

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

  • Indigo (noun)

    An indigo plant, such as from species in genera Indigofera, Amorpha (false indigo), Baptisia (wild indigo), and ver=161009 and Dalea (indigo bush).

  • Indigo (adjective)

    having a deep purplish-blue colour

  • Violet (noun)

    A bluish-purple colour.

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  • Violet (noun)

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

  • Violet (noun)

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

  • Violet (adjective)

    Having a bluish-purple colour.

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  • Indigo (noun)

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

  • Indigo (noun)

    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.

  • Indigo (adjective)

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

  • Violet (noun)

    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).

  • Violet (noun)

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

  • Violet (noun)

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

  • Violet (noun)

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

  • Violet (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Indigo (noun)

    a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

  • Indigo (noun)

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

  • Indigo (noun)

    a blue-violet color

  • Violet (noun)

    any of numerous low-growing small-flowered violas

  • Violet (noun)

    a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

  • Violet (adjective)

    of a color midway between red and blue

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