Definition of Indigofera tinctoria
1. Noun. Deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye.
Group relationships: Genus Indigofera, Indigofera
Specialized synonyms: Anil, Indigofera Anil, Indigofera Suffruticosa
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Indigofera tinctoria
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1. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"8. Section of ovary. 9. Bunch of fruit. 10. A single drupe. 11. Section of the same. 12. A fully grown leaf. (2-4, 6-8, 11 enlarged. indigofera tinctoria ..."
2. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"indigofera tinctoria, Linn., Wight Ic., t. 365; Rheede Horl. Mai., t. 54. The plant and indigo. Vernacular.— Nil (Rind.), Nil, Guli (Bomb.), Nilam (Tarn. ..."