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Indian British & World English

Relating to India or to the subcontinent comprising India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Indian New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

for peoples of North America American Indian is still acceptable, although Native American is preferred in the US; use names of specific peoples where possible, and avoid Indian alone and Red Indian

Indian burn British & World English

An act of placing both hands on a person’s arm and then twisting it with a wringing motion to produce a burning sensation

Indian club British & World English

Each of a pair of bottle-shaped clubs swung to exercise the arms in gymnastics

Indian corn British & World English

A type of maize with large brown and yellow grains, not usually eaten but used to make decorations at festivals such as Thanksgiving

Indian file British & World English

Another term for single file.

Indian ink British & World English

Deep black ink containing dispersed carbon particles, used especially in drawing and technical graphics

Indian meal British & World English

Meal ground from maize

Indian pipe British & World English

A plant with a yellowish stem and a single drooping flower, native to North America and NE Asia. It lacks chlorophyll and obtains nourishment via symbiotic fungi in its roots

Indian red British & World English

A red ferric oxide pigment made typically by roasting ferrous salts

Indian sign British & World English

A magic spell or curse

pan-Indian British & World English

Relating to the whole of India, or to all its ethnic, religious, or linguistic groups

Red Indian British & World English

Old-fashioned term for American Indian.

West Indian British & World English

A native or inhabitant of any of the islands of the West Indies

Red Indian New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

avoid: dated and offensive; see American Indian

Anglo-Indian British & World English

Relating to both Britain and India

Indian bison British & World English

Another term for gaur.

Indian cobra British & World English

Another term for spectacled cobra.

Indian Mutiny British & World English

A revolt of Indians against British rule, 1857-8

Indian Ocean British & World English

The ocean to the south of India, extending from the east coast of Africa to the East Indies and Australia

Indian runner British & World English

A duck of a slender upright breed, typically with white or fawn plumage, kept for egg laying

Indian summer British & World English

A period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn

Indian yellow British & World English

An orange-yellow pigment originally obtained from the urine of cows fed on mango leaves

Palaeo-Indian British & World English

Relating to or denoting the earliest human inhabitants of the Americas, to circa 5000 bc. The date of their first arrival in America is debated (possibly up to 30,000 or 40,000 years ago, but artefacts do not become numerous until the Clovis period)

Plains Indian British & World English

A member of any of various North American Indian peoples who formerly inhabited the Great Plains area

treaty Indian British & World English

A North American Indian whose people have signed a treaty with the government

American Indian British & World English

A member of any of the groups of indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, especially those of North America

Indian defence British & World English

A defence in which Black responds to White’s advance of the queen’s pawn by moving the king’s knight to square f6, usually following with a fianchetto

Indian elephant British & World English

The elephant of southern Asia, which is smaller than the African elephant, with smaller ears and only one lip to the trunk. It is often tamed as a beast of burden in India

American Indian New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

in US official contexts replaced by Native American; still acceptable in general use

Indian rhinoceros British & World English

A large one-horned rhinoceros with prominent skin folds and a prehensile upper lip, found in NE India and Nepal

Indian bean tree British & World English

A North American catalpa which is widely planted in urban parks in Europe

Indian rope trick British & World English

The feat supposed to have been performed in India in the 19th century of climbing a length of unattached rope hanging vertically in the air

Indian subcontinent British & World English

The part of Asia south of the Himalayas which forms a peninsula extending into the Indian Ocean, between the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Historically forming the whole territory of greater India, the region is now divided between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Indian subcontinent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the part of Asia south of the Himalayas, divided between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Great Indian Desert British & World English

Another name for Thar Desert.

French and Indian War British & World English

North American war (1754–63) between France and Great Britain

Indian National Congress British & World English

A broad-based political party in India. Founded in 1885, it dominated the independence movement in the 1930s under Mahatma Gandhi, and has been the principal party in government since 1947. Following splits in the party the Indian National Congress (I), formed by Indira Gandhi as a breakaway group (the I standing for Indira), was confirmed in 1981 as the official Congress party

British Indian Ocean Territory British & World English

A British overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising the Chagos Archipelago and (until 1976) parts of the Seychelles. Ceded to Britain by France in 1814, the islands became a dependency in 1965. There are no permanent inhabitants, but British and US naval personnel occupy the island of Diego Garcia

British Indian Ocean Territory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

British overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, including Diego Garcia

hemp British & World English

The cannabis plant, especially when grown for fibre

Indian hemp in hemp British & World English

The cannabis plant, especially when grown for fibre


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