anil
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anil(
ah
-
nuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el añil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We grow anil to make dyes with.Cultivamos añil para hacer tintes.
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añil
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Usage note
The adjective "añil" is sometimes invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.
añil(
ah
-
nyeel
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. indigo
Las damas de honor lucían unos preciosos vestidos añiles.The bridesmaids wore beautiful indigo gowns.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (whitener)
a. blue
Añade añil al agua para blanquear las sábanas.Add blue to the water to whiten the sheets.
b. bluing
El añil resolverá el problema de tus camisas amarilleadas.Bluing will solve the problem of your yellowed shirts.
3. (botany)
a. indigo
Si la tierra no ha recibido agua, no se puede plantar añil.Indigo can't be planted if the soil didn't get any water.
4. (color)
a. indigo
El añil predominaba en las casas de esa villa marinera.Indigo was the main color used in the houses in that fishing village.
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añil
(Botánica) indigo; (color) indigo; (para lavado) blue; bluing;
adjective
indigo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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