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anil


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anil  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anil 
  n  1:  a  blue  dye  obtained  from  plants  or  made  synthetically  [syn: 
  {indigo},  {indigotin}] 
  2:  shrub  of  West  Indies  and  South  America  that  is  a  source  of 
  indigo  dye  [syn:  {Indigofera  suffruticosa},  {Indigofera 
  anil}] 




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