1. [syn: India-rubber tree, India-rubber plant, India-rubber fig, rubber plant, Assam rubber, Ficus elastica]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
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
India paper, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not
glossy surface, used for printing from engravings,
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a
houseplant; source of Assam rubber [syn: India-rubber
tree, India-rubber plant, India-rubber fig, rubber
plant, Assam rubber, Ficus elastica]