India paper


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

Examples of India paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Printed on thin, but strong opaque India paper, each volume but one inch in thickness. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

India paper

In·​dia paper
: a thin tough printing paper
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