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 for Indian madder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Madder \Mad"der\ (m[a^]d"d[~e]r), n. [OE. mader, AS. maedere;
     akin to Icel. ma[eth]ra.] (Bot.)
     Rubia+({Rubia+tinctorum">A plant of the genus Rubia ({Rubia tinctorum). The root is
     much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine.
     It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes,
           etc., which receive their names from their colors, such
           as madder yellow.
           [1913 Webster]
     Field madder, an annual European weed ({Sherardia
        arvensis) resembling madder.
     Indian madder, the East Indian Rubia cordifolia, used in
        the East for dyeing; -- called also munjeet.
     Wild madder, Rubia peregrina of Europe; also the Galium
        Mollugo, a kind of bedstraw.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Indian madder
      n 1: perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for
           dye in the orient [syn: Indian madder, munjeet, Rubia

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