In·di·a n. A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
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.
n : a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia;
second most populous country in the world; achieved
independence from the United Kingdom in 1947 [syn: Republic
of India, Bharat]
occurs only in Esther 1:1 and 8:9, where the extent of the
dominion of the Persian king is described. The country so
designated here is not the peninsula of Hindustan, but the
country surrounding the Indus, the Punjab. The people and the
products of India were well known to the Jews, who seem to have
carried on an active trade with that country (Ezek. 27:15, 24).
India, praise; law