Indigo dye

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Indigo dye is an organic molecule[1] that appears dark blue or indigo when applied to cloth. While the indigo plants are the most famous source of indigo dye, other plants are able to produce the same compound, including woad,[2] Pink Strobilanthes,[3] Japanese indigo,[4] and Yoruba indigo.[5]

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