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 for 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  India ink
      n 1: a black liquid ink used for printing or writing or drawing
           [syn: India ink, drawing ink]

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