What does Anil mean?

Anil meaning in General Dictionary

a-west Indian plant Indigofera anil one of many original resources of indigo in addition the indigo dye

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  • a blue dye acquired from plants or made synthetically
  • shrub of western Indies and south usa that is a source of indigo dye
  • A West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), among original sources of indigo; in addition, the indigo dye.

Anil meaning in Names Dictionary

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Name Origin: Hindi
Name Gender: Male


Anil meaning in Etymology Dictionary

West Indian shrub, 1580s, from French or Portuguese anil (see aniline).


Anil meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), among original resources of indigo; additionally, the indigo dye.


Sentence Examples with the word Anil

Fritzsche showed that by treating indigo with caustic potash it yielded an oil, which he named aniline, from the specific name of one of the indigo-yielding plants, Indigofera anil, anil being derived from the Sanskrit nila, dark-blue, and nila, the indigo plant.

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