a West Indian shrub, Indigofera suffruticosa, of the legume family, having elongated clusters of small, reddish-yellow flowers and yielding indigo.
indigo; deep blue.
And there was in fact somebody who fainted—anil Kumar, a former McKinsey & Co. executive vice president.
Charles Gasparino Details Insider-Trading Investigations in New Book, ‘Circle of Friends’ William O’Connor July 2, 2013
anil, an′il, n. a plant from whose leaves and stalks indigo is made.
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Putting into Acapulco, they found a bark laden with cocoas and anil.
Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
a leguminous West Indian shrub, Indigofera suffruticosa: a source of indigo Also called indigo
West Indian shrub, 1580s, from French or Portuguese anil (see aniline).
of or like a foolish, doddering old woman. Historical Examples He is evidently childish, and breaks now and then into an anile laugh at the thought, no doubt, of some dead old pot-house jest. Nancy Rhoda Broughton Locke was now far too eminent a man to be troubled by so anile a demonstration of folly. […]
any compound containing the univalent group C 6 H 5 NH–, derived from aniline, as , C 8 H 9 NO. Historical Examples It yields an anilide; oxidation converts it into mesotartaric acid. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various anilide an·i·lide (ān’ə-lĭd, -līd’) n. An acyl derivative of aniline. An amide in […]
Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chemistry. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 5 NH 2 , usually derived from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs. pertaining to or derived from aniline: aniline colors. Historical Examples Let us now take the case of the production of […]
Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chemistry. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 5 NH 2 , usually derived from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs. pertaining to or derived from aniline: aniline colors. Historical Examples Practically all bacteriological stains are solutions of the anilin dyes. […]