indigo plant definition

  • adjective:
    • a leguminous plant of a number of species (genus Indigofera), from where indigo is ready. The different types tend to be natives of Asia, Africa, and America. Several species tend to be developed, that the most important are the Indigofera tinctoria, or typical indigo-plant, the Indigofera Anil, a bigger species, and Indigofera disperma.
  • noun:
    • deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of purple or purple plants; a source of indigo dye

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