India ink

noun (sometimes lowercase)

a black pigment consisting of lampblack mixed with glue or size.
a liquid ink from this.


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Origin of India ink

First recorded in 1655–65
Also called Chinese ink. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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