Definitions of indian

  1. A native or inhabitant of India.
  2. An East Indian, West Indian, or Anglo- Indian; one of the first inhabitants of America, or a Red Indian; Indian Ocean, the ocean lying between Asia, Africa, and Australia.
  3. A native of the Indies: an aboriginal of America.
  4. A native of India; an aboriginal American.
  5. A native of India.
  6. An aboriginal American.
  7. A native of the East or West Indies, or an aboriginal of America. Indian berry, the cocculus indicus. Indian corn, the maize, of the genus zea. Indian cress, a plant of the genus tropaeolum, a favourite garden flower, known as the nasturtium. Indian date, the tamarind tree. Indian fig, the prickly pear. Indian file, single file. Indian fire, a bright white signal- light, of sulphur, realgar, and nitre. Indian ink, a substance made of lampblack and animal glue, brought chiefly from China, and used for water- colours. Indian madder, a vegetable substance, much used for dyeing red, purple, orange, and brown. Indian red, a species of ochre. Indian reed, a plant of the genus canna. Indian shot, a name given to plants of the genus canna. Indian tobacco, a species of lebelia. Indian turnip, an American plant with a head of red berries growing on a stem. Indian yellow, a bright yellow pigment.
  8. A native.
  9. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
  10. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like.
  11. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, wars; the tomahawk.
  12. Made of maize or corn; as, corn, meal, bread, and the like.
  13. Pertaining to the Indies, to the West Indians, or to the American Indians; made of maize or Indian corn.
  14. Belonging to the Indies, East or West, or to the aborigines of America.
  15. Pertaining to India, or to the aborigines of North America.
  16. Pertaining to India.
  17. Pertaining to the American native races.
  18. Pertaining to either of the Indies, East or West, or to the aborigines of America.
  19. Pert. to the Indies, E. or W..
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