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 (ĭn-dĭg′ə-tĭn, ĭn′dĭ-gō′-)
See indigo.

[indigo + -in.]
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(ɪnˈdɪɡətɪn; ˌɪndɪˈɡəʊ-)
(Dyeing) another name for indigo1
[C19: from indigo + -in]
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in′digo blue′

2. Also called indigo, indigotin. a dark blue, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C16H10N2O2, the coloring principle of the dye indigo.
in′di•go-blue′, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indigotin - a blue dye obtained from plants or made syntheticallyindigotin - a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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By joining handmade wooden skis and traditional Slovak blueprint fabric which is created by hand-printing with indigo dye, a new unique Slovak product has been created the blueprint ski.
The 2019 Sanxia Indigo Dye Festival takes place at Zushi Temple in New Taipei next Saturday (July 20) and will put a spotlight on textile art from various cultures.
To prevent the indigo dye from staining, cover the dye area with plastic sheeting, tarps or old towels.
This is created by painting cassava starch on fabrics with a palm frond or feather before dipping the cloth several times in the blue-black indigo dye and then chipping off the starch to obtain the light blue colour of the cloth.
In a trip organized by costume designer Laura Crow of the United States, 40 people signed up for the day-long excursion to Sanyi, home of the Zhuo Ye Cottage, Taiwan's largest manufacturer of natural indigo dye. After completing a comprehensive tour of the Cottage's sustainable indigo farm, participants were treated to an organic vegan lunch and invited to tie-dye a scarf, for an additional fee, in one of the farm's many communal dye basins.
To satisfy the world's seemingly insatiable demand for blue denim, more than 45,000 tonnes of indigo dye are produced every year, with much of the waste making its way into rivers and streams, conservationists say.
Muscat, Jan.7 (ONA) The Public Authority for Craft Industries (PACI) is working on the implementation of a documentary project to revive the natural Indigo dye (Nyla) process derived from the Anil plant, which exist in the Omani environment within the framework of the Authority's efforts to develop the national handicraft sector and preserve the professions of parents and grandparents and ensure their continuity among the younger generations.
Natasha Boyd's The Indigo Girl introduces an all-but-forgotten, real-life historical figure, Eliza Lucas, while providing a fascinating glimpse into the origins of indigo dye production in the United States.
Isn't indigo dye (anil) rebalanced with red in its flag?
However, the company's use of indigo dye and anthocyanin, a grape skin pigment, that results in the wine's neon blue color is technically an illegal wine-making practice, hence the fine.
A piece of approximately 6,000-year-old woven cotton material from Peru gets its blue hue from indigo dye, making it the oldest known example of the colorfast dye's use anywhere, researchers find.
These fabrics, along with examples of undyed cottons, silks, and wools, are footnoted by 19th-century samples of the raw materials--from bars of indigo dye to cocoons of silk--which were also collected by Company men.