India rubber

India rubber
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 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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • India rubber — Rubber Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India rubber — or india rubber n. crude, natural rubber obtained from latex; caoutchouc India rubber adj …   English World dictionary

  • India Rubber — (spr. indĭe röbber), besser Indian Rubber, engl. Bezeichnung für Federharz oder Kautschuk …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • India rubber — ► NOUN ▪ natural rubber …   English terms dictionary

  • india-rubber — india rubbˈer or India rubber noun 1. An elastic gummy substance, the inspissated juice of various tropical plants 2. A piece of this material, esp one used for rubbing out pencil marks • • • Main Entry: ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • India rubber — In di*a rub ber See {Caoutchouc}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India rubber — stambialapis fikusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ficus elastica), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ficus elastica angl. Assam rubber; India rubber; India rubber fig; Indian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • India rubber — 1. rubber1 (def. 1). 2. a rubber eraser. 3. a rubber overshoe. Also, india rubber. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • india rubber — noun old fashioned 1 (U) rubber used for making toys, removing pencil marks etc: an india rubber ball 2 (C) BrE a piece of rubber used for removing pencil marks; eraser indicate verb 1 FACTS (T) to show that a particular situation exists or that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • India rubber — Caoutchouc Caout chouc, n. [F. caoutchouc, from the South American name.] A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree {Siphonia elastica} or {Hevea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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