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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indian  \In"di*an\  (?;  277),  a.  [From  India,  and  this  fr  Indus, 
  the  name  of  a  river  in  Asia,  L.  Indus,  Gr  ?,  OPers.  Hindu, 
  name  of  the  land  on  the  Indus,  Skr.  sindhu  river,  the  Indus. 
  Cf  {Hindoo}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  India  proper;  also  to  the  East  Indies, 
  or  sometimes  to  the  West  Indies. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  aborigines,  or  Indians,  of 
  America;  as  Indian  wars;  the  Indian  tomahawk. 
 
  3.  Made  of  maize  or  Indian  corn;  as  Indian  corn,  Indian 
  meal,  Indian  bread,  and  the  like  [U.S.] 
 
  {Indian}  bay  (Bot.),  a  lauraceous  tree  ({Persea  Indica}). 
 
  {Indian  bean}  (Bot.),  a  name  of  the  catalpa. 
 
  {Indian  berry}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Cocculus  indicus}. 
 
  {Indian  bread}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Cassava}. 
 
  {Indian  club},  a  wooden  club,  which  is  swung  by  the  hand  for 
  gymnastic  exercise. 
 
  {Indian  cordage},  cordage  made  of  the  fibers  of  cocoanut 
  husk. 
 
  {Indian  corn}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Zea}  ({Z.  Mays}); 
  the  maize,  a  native  of  America.  See  {Corn},  and  {Maize}. 
 
 
  {Indian  cress}  (Bot.),  nasturtium.  See  {Nasturtium},  2. 
 
  {Indian  cucumber}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Medeola}  ({M. 
  Virginica}),  a  common  in  woods  in  the  United  States.  The 
  white  rootstock  has  a  taste  like  cucumbers. 
 
  {Indian  currant}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus 
  {Symphoricarpus}  ({S.  vulgaris}),  bearing  small  red 
  berries. 
 
  {Indian  dye},  the  puccoon. 
 
  {Indian  fig}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  banyan.  See  {Banyan}. 
  b  The  prickly  pear. 
 
  {Indian  file},  single  file;  arrangement  of  persons  in  a  row 
  following  one  after  another,  the  usual  way  among  Indians 
  of  traversing  woods,  especially  when  on  the  war  path. 
 
  {Indian  fire},  a  pyrotechnic  composition  of  sulphur,  niter, 
  and  realgar,  burning  with  a  brilliant  white  light. 
 
  {Indian  grass}  (Bot.),  a  coarse,  high  grass  ({Chrysopogon 
  nutans}),  common  in  the  southern  portions  of  the  United 
  States;  wood  grass.  --Gray. 
 
  {Indian  hemp}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Apocynum}  ({A.  cannabinum}), 
  having  a  milky  juice,  and  a  tough,  fibrous  bark, 
  whence  the  name  The  root  it  used  in  medicine  and  is 
  both  emetic  and  cathartic  in  properties. 
  b  The  variety  of  common  hemp  ({Cannabis  Indica}),  from 
  which  hasheesh  is  obtained. 
 
  {Indian  mallow}  (Bot.),  the  velvet  leaf  ({Abutilon 
  Avicenn[ae]}).  See  {Abutilon}. 
 
  {Indian  meal},  ground  corn  or  maize.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Indian  millet}  (Bot.),  a  tall  annual  grass  ({Sorghum 
  vulgare}),  having  many  varieties,  among  which  are  broom 
  corn,  Guinea  corn,  durra,  and  the  Chinese  sugar  cane.  It 
  is  called  also  {Guinea  corn}.  See  {Durra}. 
 
  {Indian  ox}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  zebu. 
 
  {Indian  paint}.  See  {Bloodroot}. 
 
  {Indian  paper}.  See  {India  paper},  under  {India}. 
 
  {Indian  physic}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  two  species  of  the  genus 
  {Gillenia}  ({G.  trifoliata},  and  {G.  stipulacea}),  common 
  in  the  United  States,  the  roots  of  which  are  used  in 
  medicine  as  a  mild  emetic;  --  called  also  {American 
  ipecac},  and  {bowman's  root}.  --Gray. 
 
  {Indian  pink}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  Cypress  vine  ({Ipom[oe]a  Quamoclit});  --  so  called 
  in  the  West  Indies. 
  b  See  {China  pink},  under  {China}. 
 
  {Indian  pipe}  (Bot.),  a  low  fleshy  herb  ({Monotropa 
  uniflora}),  growing  in  clusters  in  dark  woods,  and  having 
  scalelike  leaves,  and  a  solitary  nodding  flower.  The  whole 
  plant  is  waxy  white,  but  turns  black  in  drying. 
 
  {Indian  plantain}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  several  species  of 
  the  genus  {Cacalia},  tall  herbs  with  composite  white 
  flowers,  common  through  the  United  States  in  rich  woods. 
  --Gray. 
 
  {Indian  poke}  (Bot.),  a  plant  usually  known  as  the  {white 
  hellebore}  ({Veratrum  viride}). 
 
  {Indian  pudding},  a  pudding  of  which  the  chief  ingredients 
  are  Indian  meal,  milk,  and  molasses. 
 
  {Indian  purple}. 
  a  A  dull  purple  color. 
  b  The  pigment  of  the  same  name  intensely  blue  and 
  black. 
 
  {Indian  red}. 
  a  A  purplish  red  earth  or  pigment  composed  of  a  silicate 
  of  iron  and  alumina,  with  magnesia.  It  comes  from  the 
  Persian  Gulf.  Called  also  {Persian  red}. 
  b  See  {Almagra}. 
 
  {Indian  rice}  (Bot.),  a  reedlike  water  grass.  See  {Rice}. 
 
  {Indian  shot}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Canna}  ({C. 
  Indica}).  The  hard  black  seeds  are  as  large  as  swan  shot. 
  See  {Canna}. 
 
  {Indian  summer},  in  the  United  States,  a  period  of  warm  and 
  pleasant  weather  occurring  late  in  autumn.  See  under 
  {Summer}. 
 
  {Indian  tobacco}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  {Lobelia}.  See 
  {Lobelia}. 
 
  {Indian  turnip}  (Bot.),  an  American  plant  of  the  genus 
  {Aris[ae]ma}.  {A.  triphyllum}  has  a  wrinkled  farinaceous 
  root  resembling  a  small  turnip,  but  with  a  very  acrid 
  juice.  See  {Jack  in  the  Pulpit},  and  {Wake-robin}. 
 
  {Indian  wheat},  maize  or  Indian  corn. 
 
  {Indian  yellow}. 
  a  An  intense  rich  yellow  color,  deeper  than  gamboge  but 
  less  pure  than  cadmium. 
  b  See  {Euxanthin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indian  \In"di*an\  (?;  277),  n. 
  1.  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  India. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  aboriginal  inhabitants  of  America;  --  so  called 
  originally  from  the  supposed  identity  of  America  with 
  India. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pink  \Pink\,  n.  [Perh.  akin  to  pick  as  if  the  edges  of  the 
  petals  were  picked  out  Cf  {Pink},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  name  given  to  several  plants  of  the 
  caryophyllaceous  genus  {Dianthus},  and  to  their  flowers, 
  which  are  sometimes  very  fragrant  and  often  double  in 
  cultivated  varieties.  The  species  are  mostly  perennial 
  herbs,  with  opposite  linear  leaves,  and  handsome 
  five-petaled  flowers  with  a  tubular  calyx. 
 
  2.  A  color  resulting  from  the  combination  of  a  pure  vivid  red 
  with  more  or  less  white;  --  so  called  from  the  common 
  color  of  the  flower.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Anything  supremely  excellent;  the  embodiment  or  perfection 
  of  something  ``The  very  pink  of  courtesy.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  European  minnow;  --  so  called  from  the 
  color  of  its  abdomen  in  summer.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Bunch  pink}  is  {Dianthus  barbatus}. 
 
  {China},  or  {Indian},  {pink}.  See  under  {China}. 
 
  {Clove  pink}  is  {Dianthus  Caryophyllus},  the  stock  from  which 
  carnations  are  derived. 
 
  {Garden  pink}.  See  {Pheasant's  eye}. 
 
  {Meadow  pink}  is  applied  to  {Dianthus  deltoides};  also  to 
  the  ragged  robin. 
 
  {Maiden  pink},  {Dianthus  deltoides}. 
 
  {Moss  pink}.  See  under  {Moss}. 
 
  {Pink  needle},  the  pin  grass;  --  so  called  from  the  long, 
  tapering  points  of  the  carpels.  See  {Alfilaria}. 
 
  {Sea  pink}.  See  {Thrift}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Indian 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  India  or  the  East 
  Indies  or  their  peoples  or  languages  or  cultures;  "the 
  Indian  subcontinent";  "Indian  saris"  [syn:  {Indian}] 
  2:  of  or  pertaining  to  American  Indians  or  their  culture  or 
  languages;  "Native  American  religions";  "Indian 
  arrowheads"  [syn:  {Indian},  {Amerind},  {Amerindic},  {native 
  American}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  the  race  of  people  living  in  North  America  when 
  Europeans  arrived  [syn:  {Indian},  {North  American  Indian}, 
  {American  Indian},  {Red  Indian}] 
  2:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  India  [syn:  {Indian}] 
  3:  any  of  the  languages  spoken  by  Amerindians  [syn:  {Amerind}, 
  {Amerindian  language},  {American-Indian  language},  {American 
  Indian},  {Indian}] 




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