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What is "Indigo" - Definition & Explanation

A dye with a distinctive blue color. The chemical compound that constitutes the indigo dye is called indigotin. Historically, indigo played an important role in many countries' economies because natural blue dyes are rare. Among other uses, it is used in the production of denim cloth for blue jeans.
A type of blue dyestuff originally obtained from the indigo plant but now produced synthetically. Used for denim.

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