American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Indigo

IN’DIGO, n. [L. indicum, from India.] A substance or dye, prepared from the leaves and stalks of the indigo-plant, which are steeped in water till the pulp is extracted, when the tincture is drawn off and churned or agitated,till the dye begins to granulate. The flakes are then left to settle; the liquor is drawn off,and the indigo is drained in bags and dried in boxes. It is used for dyeing blue.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Indigo," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DK12VZTWJEZNNJ4.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Indigo." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DK12VZTWJEZNNJ4.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Indigo' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DK12VZTWJEZNNJ4.