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anil (n.)

West Indian shrub from which indigo is made, 1580s, from French or Portuguese anil "the indigo shrub," from Arabic an-nil "the indigo," assimilated from al-nil, from Persian nila, ultimately from Sanskrit nili "indigo," from nilah "dark blue."

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Definitions of anil

anil (n.)
a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically;
Synonyms: indigo / indigotin
anil (n.)
shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye;
Synonyms: Indigofera suffruticosa / Indigofera anil
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