英 ['ɪndɪgəʊ] 美 ['ɪndɪɡo]
  • n. 靛蓝,靛蓝染料;靛蓝色;槐蓝属植物
  • adj. 靛蓝色的
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1. india => indigo.
2. Etymologically indigo, a blue dye, is the 'Indian dye' – so named because supplies of it were obtained from India.
indigo 靛蓝


indigo: [16] Etymologically indigo, a blue dye, is the ‘Indian dye’ – so named because supplies of it were obtained from India. The term is an ancient one. It originated in Greek indikón, literally the ‘Indian substance’, a derivative of the adjective Indikós ‘Indian’, and passed via Latin indicum and Spanish indico into English as indico.

This was replaced in the 17th century by the Portuguese form indigo, and it was Portuguese influence, stemming from their commercial activities in India, that really established the term among the European languages (hitherto the commoner term for the dye had been anil, a word of Sanskrit origins). (The name India, incidentally, to which indigo is related, comes ultimately from Old Persian hiñd’u, which originally meant ‘river’, was subsequently applied specifically to the river Indus, and finally became the name for the country through which the Indus flowed.)

=> india
indigo (n.)
1550s, from Spanish indico, Portuguese endego, and Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum "indigo," from Greek indikon "blue dye from India," literally "Indian (substance)," neuter of indikos "Indian," from India (see India). As "the color of indigo" from 1620s. Replaced Middle English ynde (late 13c., from Old French inde, from Latin indicum). Earlier name in Mediterranean languages was annil, anil (see aniline).
1. Indigo tattoos adorn her forehead.


2. The sky was indigo blue, and a great many stars were shining.
天空一片深蓝, 闪烁着点点繁星.


3. Indigo develop Sapphire paper surface treatment technologies and Topaz plastic film surface treatment technologies.


4. He slipped into an indigo tank.


5. Plantations in Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas grow staple crops of tobacco, rice and indigo.
马里兰 、 弗吉尼亚和卡罗来纳的种植园盛产烟草 、 大米和靛蓝类染料.


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