green indigo

green indigo

A nickname for lokao, a green vegetable dye that originated in China. We're dyeing some cloth with green indigo today.
See also: green
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Women and children flung sheafs of green indigo plants into the vats which were carefully and quickly stowed by the noisy coolies the gratings spread over them and hove tight down by means of stout cross beams and iron pins and then as each vat was filled the reservoir sluice was opened and the water rushed in down narrow channels, but long before the last vat was filled the sun had disappeared in a red twilight glow.