wild indigo

wild indigo
noun
any of several plants of the genus Baptisia
Syn: ↑false indigo
Hypernyms: ↑woody plant, ↑ligneous plant
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Baptisia, ↑genus Baptisia

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noun
1. : a plant of the genus Baptisia: as

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any of several plants belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, esp. B. tinctoria, having yellow flowers.
[1735-45, Amer.]

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wild indigo noun
Any of several plants of different genera belonging to the same family (Papilionaceae) as indigo, such as an American tumbleweed (Baptisia tinctoria)
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Main Entry:wild

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wild indigo,
any one of a group of American perennial plants of the pea family, especially a yellow-flowered species whose root is used as a purgative; false indigo.

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  • Wild indigo — Indigo In di*go, n.; pl. {Indigoes}. [F. indigo, Sp. indigo, indico, L. indicum indigo, fr. Indicus Indian. See {Indian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A blue dyestuff… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild indigo — ☆ wild indigo n. BAPTISIA …   English World dictionary

  • wild indigo — dažinė barškė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Baptisia tinctoria), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Baptisia tinctoria angl. horseflyweed; yellow wild indigo; yellow… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild indigo — wild′ in′digo n. pln any plant belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, esp. B. tinctoria, having yellow flowers • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • wild indigo — noun Date: 1744 baptisia; especially one (Baptisia tinctoria) of eastern North America with bright yellow flowers and small trifoliolate leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wild indigo — any of several plants belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, esp. B. tinctoria, having yellow flowers. [1735 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wild indigo — /waɪld ˈɪndɪgoʊ/ (say wuyld indigoh) noun any of the American leguminous plants constituting the genus Baptisia, especially B. tinctoria, a species with yellow flowers …  

  • yellow wild indigo — dažinė barškė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Baptisia tinctoria), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Baptisia tinctoria angl. horseflyweed; yellow wild indigo; yellow… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue wild indigo — pietinė barškė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Baptisia australis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Baptisia australis angl. baptisia; blue false indigo; blue wild indigo šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indigo — In di*go, n.; pl. {Indigoes}. [F. indigo, Sp. indigo, indico, L. indicum indigo, fr. Indicus Indian. See {Indian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A blue dyestuff obtained from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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