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Meaning of ANIL

Pronunciation:  'anil

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
  2. [n]  a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
 

ANIL is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: indigo, Indigofera anil, Indigofera suffruticosa, indigotin
 
 See Also: dye, dyestuff, indigo, indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"il\, n. [F. anil, Sp. an[=i]l, or Pg. anil; all fr. Ar.
an-n[=i]l, for al-n[=i]l the indigo plant, fr. Skr. n[=i]la
dark blue, n[=i]l[=i] indigo, indigo plant. Cf. {Lilac}.]
(Bot.)
A West Indian plant ({Indigofera anil}), one of the original
sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye.

 

 

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