India ink

India ink
   or Indian ink
   The name in the United States for black ink, the pigment made from carbon — traditionally lampblack (derived from non-electric lamps). This ink is also used in solid forms, mixed with a binding agent and molded into cakes or sticks. Such solid forms are often called Chinese ink, Japanese ink, or sumi ink.

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  • India ink — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India ink — n. 1. a black pigment, as of specially prepared lampblack, or carbon black, mixed with a gelatinous substance and dried into cakes or sticks 2. a liquid ink made from this, used in writing, drawing, etc …   English World dictionary

  • India ink — Indian ink redirects here. For the Tom Stoppard play, see Indian Ink. India ink (or Indian ink in British English) is a simple black ink once widely used for writing and printing and now more commonly used for drawing, especially when inking… …   Wikipedia

  • India ink — (sometimes l.c.) 1. a black pigment consisting of lampblack mixed with glue or size. 2. a liquid ink from this. Also called Chinese ink. [1655 65] * * * also called  Chinese Ink,         black pigment in the form of sticks that are moistened… …   Universalium

  • India ink — n. US = Indian ink. Etymology: India in Asia: see INDIAN * * * ˌIndian ˈink 7 (also ˌIndia ˈink) noun uncountable a …   Useful english dictionary

  • india ink — noun Usage: often capitalized 1st I Date: 1665 1. a solid black pigment (as specially prepared lampblack) used in drawing and lettering 2. a fluid ink consisting usually of a fine suspension of india ink in a liquid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • India ink — tušas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rašalas piešimui ir braižymui. atitikmenys: angl. India ink rus. тушь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • India ink capsule stain — a method of demonstrating cell capsules, especially of Cryptococcus neoformans. The smear is mixed with India ink, covered with a coverglass, and examined microscopically. Capsules appear as a clear halo around the cells against a black… …   Medical dictionary

  • india ink — In·di·a ink || ɪndjÉ™ n. Indian Ink, black ink used for painting and calligraphy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • India ink — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. drawing ink, black pigment, lampblack, tusche; see ink …   English dictionary for students

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