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 from which hasheesh is obtained.
Indian mallow (Bot.), the velvet leaf See Abutilon. Indian meal, ground corn or maize. [U.S.]
Indian millet (Bot.), a tall annual grass 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
(Zoöl.), 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 (Ipoma
Quamoclit); so called in the West Indies. (b) See China pink, under China. Indian pipe (Bot.),
a low, fleshy herb 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 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 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 Arisæma. 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.
1. A native or inhabitant of India.
2. One of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; so called originally from the supposed identity of America
(In`di*an*eer") n. (Naut.) An Indiaman.
(In"di*a rub"ber) See Caoutchouc.
(In"dic*al) a. [From L. index, indicis, an index.] Indexical. [R.] Fuller.
(In"di*can) n. [See Indigo.]
1. (Chem.) A glucoside obtained from woad (indigo plant) and other plants, as a yellow or light brown
sirup. It has a nauseous bitter taste, and decomposes on drying. By the action of acids, ferments, etc.,
it breaks down into sugar and indigo. It is the source of natural indigo.
2. (Physiol. Chem.) An indigo-forming substance, found in urine, and other animal fluids, and convertible
into red and blue indigo Chemically, it is indoxyl sulphate of potash, C8H6NSO4K, and is derived from
the indol formed in the alimentary canal. Called also uroxanthin.
(In"di*cant) a. [L. indicans, p. pr. indicare. See Indicate.] Serving to point out, as a remedy; indicating.
(In"di*cant), n. That which indicates or points out; as, an indicant of the remedy for a disease.