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Definition: China ink
, n. [See Indian
A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and
Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or
, 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
, floor matting made in China, India, etc.,
from grass and reeds; -- also called Canton matting
, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not
glossy surface, used for printing from engravings,
(Engraving), a proof impression from an
engraved plate, taken on India paper.
. See Caoutchouc
(Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but
especially the East Indian Ficus elastica
cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves.
1. A country in Eastern Asia.
2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
porcelain. See Porcelain
(Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
. See under Bean
, Same as Ramie
. See India ink
(Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
) having variously colored
single or double flowers; Indian pink.
(Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga
(a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
rose derived from the Rosa Indica
, and perhaps other
(b) A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis
of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
and the east Indies.
, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
Pride of China
, China tree
. (Bot.) See Azedarach