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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a black pigment, as of specially prepared lampblack, or carbon black, mixed with a gelatinous substance and dried into cakes or sticks
- a liquid ink made from this, used in writing, drawing, etc.
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A black pigment made from lampblack mixed with a binding agent and molded into cakes or sticks.
- A liquid ink made from this pigment. Also called Chinese ink.