India paper

noun

Definition of India paper

1 : a thin absorbent paper used especially for proving inked intaglio surfaces (such as steel engravings)
2 : a thin tough opaque printing paper

First Known Use of India paper

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of India paper was in 1749

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“India paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/India%20paper. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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