india ink

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

India \In"di*a\, n. [See Indian.]
   A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and
   Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or
   [1913 Webster]

   India ink, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from
      China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in
      square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and
      animal glue. Called also China ink. The true India ink
      is sepia. See Sepia.

   India matting, floor matting made in China, India, etc.,
      from grass and reeds; -- also called Canton matting or
      China matting.

   India paper, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not
      glossy surface, used for printing from engravings,
      woodcuts, etc.

   India proof (Engraving), a proof impression from an
      engraved plate, taken on India paper.

   India rubber. See Caoutchouc.

   India-rubber tree (Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but
      especially the East Indian Ficus elastica, often
      cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves.
      [1913 Webster]
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