Chinese indigo(Bot.), Isatis indigotica, a kind of woad.Wild indigo(Bot.), the American herb Baptisia tinctoria which yields a poor quality of indigo, as do several other species of the same genus.

(In"di*go) a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo.

(In*dig"nant) a. [L. indignans, -antis, p. pr. of indignari to be indignant, disdain. See Indign.] Affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation.

He strides indignant, and with haughty cries
To single fight the fairy prince defies.

(In*dig"nant*ly), adv. In an indignant manner.

(In`dig*na"tion) n. [F. indignation, L. indignatio. See Indign.]

1. The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence. Shak.

Indignation expresses a strong and elevated disapprobation of mind, which is also inspired by something flagitious in the conduct of another.

When Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.
Esther v. 9.

2. The effect of anger; punishment. Shak.

Hide thyself . . . until the indignation be overpast.
Is. xxvi. 20.

Syn. — Anger; ire wrath; fury; rage. See Anger.

(In*dig"ni*fy) v. t. [L. indignus unworthy + -fy.] To treat disdainfully or with indignity; to contemn. [Obs.] Spenser.

(In*dig"ni*ty) n.; pl. Indignities [L. indignitas: cf. F. indignité. See Indign.] Any action toward another which manifests contempt for him; an offense against personal dignity; unmerited contemptuous treatment; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with insult.

How might a prince of my great hopes forget
So great indignities you laid upon me?

A person of so great place and worth constrained to endure so foul indignities.

(In*dign"ly) adv. Unworthily. [Obs.]

(In"di*go) n.; pl. Indigoes [F. indigo, Sp. indigo, indico, L. indicum indigo, fr. Indicus Indian. See Indian.]

1. A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors.

2. (Chem.) A blue dyestuff obtained from several plants belonging to very different genera and orders; as, the woad, Isatis tinctoria, Indigofera tinctoria, I. Anil, Nereum tinctorium, etc. It is a dark blue earthy substance, tasteless and odorless, with a copper-violet luster when rubbed. Indigo does not exist in the plants as such, but is obtained by decomposition of the glycoside indican.

Commercial indigo contains the essential coloring principle indigo blue or indigotine, with several other dyes; as, indigo red, indigo brown, etc., and various impurities. Indigo is insoluble in ordinary reagents, with the exception of strong sulphuric acid.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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