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Captain Kyd wished me to go on an indigo plantation, offering me high wages.

There is no account of indigo, and the cultivation of cotton had not commenced.

Gone were the figs and almonds, the indigo, ivory, tortoise shells.

Indigo, in like manner, grows there along the thickets, without culture.

Now, as she is to be married, who can it be to, but to Mr. Indigo?

To these Mrs. West added blue, by contributing a piece of indigo.

Cotton and indigo have ruined more men than famine and pestilence.

Blue, in all shades, was the favorite color, and was dyed with indigo.

He had learned also that indigo is made from the leaves of a plant.

A single grain of indigo, for instance, will colour a ton of water.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Spanish indico, Portuguese endego, and Dutch (via Portuguese) indigo, all from Latin indicum "indigo," from Greek indikon "blue dye from India," literally "Indian (substance)," neuter of indikos "Indian," from India (see India). As "the color of indigo" from 1620s. Replaced Middle English ynde (late 13c., from Old French inde, from Latin indicum). Earlier name in Mediterranean languages was annil, anil (see aniline).

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