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 for China 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
     Hindostan.
     [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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  China \Chi"na\, n.
     1. A country in Eastern Asia.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
        porcelain. See Porcelain.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     China aster (Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
        See Aster.
  
     China bean. See under Bean, 1.
  
     China clay See Kaolin.
  
     China grass, Same as Ramie.
  
     China ink. See India ink.
  
     China pink (Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
        Dianthus+({Dianthus+Chiensis">Dianthus ({Dianthus Chiensis) having variously colored
        single or double flowers; Indian pink.
  
     China root (Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
        ({Smilax China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
        esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
        for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and
        Alpinia officinarum).
  
     China rose. (Bot.)
        (a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
            rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other
            species.
        (b) A flowering hothouse plant ({Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
            of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
            and the east Indies.
  
     China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
        of crockery.
  
     Pride of China, China tree. (Bot.) See Azedarach.
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