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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·pi·a n.; pl. E. Sepias L. Sepiae
 1. Zool. (a) The common European cuttlefish. (b) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under Cuttlefish.
 2. A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia.  Cf. India ink, under India.
 Sepia drawing or Sepia picture, a drawing in monochrome, made in sepia alone, or in sepia with other brown pigments.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ink, n.
 1. A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.
    Make there a prick with ink.   --Chaucer.
    Deformed monsters, foul and black as ink.   --Spenser.
 2. A pigment. See India ink, under India.
 Note:Ordinarily, black ink is made from nutgalls and a solution of some salt of iron, and consists essentially of a tannate or gallate of iron; sometimes indigo sulphate, or other coloring matter, is added. Other black inks contain potassium chromate, and extract of logwood, salts of vanadium, etc. Blue ink is usually a solution of Prussian blue. Red ink was formerly made from carmine (cochineal), Brazil wood, etc., but potassium eosin is now used. Also red, blue, violet, and yellow inks are largely made from aniline dyes. Indelible ink is usually a weak solution of silver nitrate, but carbon in the form of lampblack or India ink, salts of molybdenum, vanadium, etc., are also used. Sympathetic inks may be made of milk, salts of cobalt, etc. See Sympathetic ink (below).
 Copying ink, a peculiar ink used for writings of which copies by impression are to be taken.
 Ink bag Zool., an ink sac.
 Ink berry. Bot. (a) A shrub of the Holly family (Ilex glabra), found in sandy grounds along the coast from New England to Florida, and producing a small black berry.  (b) The West Indian indigo berry. See Indigo.
 Ink plant Bot., a New Zealand shrub (Coriaria thymifolia), the berries of which yield a juice which forms an ink.
 Ink powder, a powder from which ink is made by solution.
 Ink sac Zool., an organ, found in most cephalopods, containing an inky fluid which can be ejected from a duct opening at the base of the siphon. The fluid serves to cloud the water, and enable these animals to escape from their enemies. See Illust. of Dibranchiata.
 Printer's ink, or Printing ink. See under Printing.
 Sympathetic ink, a writing fluid of such a nature that what is written remains invisible till the action of a reagent on the characters makes it visible.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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