India-rubber tree
India In"di*a, n. [See {Indian}.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster]

{India ink}, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and animal glue. Called also {China ink}. The true India ink is sepia. See {Sepia}.

{India matting}, floor matting made in China, India, etc., from grass and reeds; -- also called {Canton matting} or {China matting}.

{India paper}, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not glossy surface, used for printing from engravings, woodcuts, etc.

{India proof} (Engraving), a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper.

{India rubber}. See {Caoutchouc}.

{India-rubber tree} (Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but especially the East Indian {Ficus elastica}, often cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves. [1913 Webster]


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  • India rubber tree — noun A rubber plant • • • Main Entry: ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • India-rubber tree — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber plant, ↑India rubber fig, ↑rubber plant, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • India rubber — India In di*a, n. [See {Indian}.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster] {India ink}, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India rubber plant — ▪ tree also called  India Rubber Tree        (species Ficus elastica), large tree in its native Southeast Asia and in other warm areas but a common indoor pot plant elsewhere. It has large, thick, oblong leaves, up to 30 cm (12 inches) long and… …   Universalium

  • India-rubber fig — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber tree, ↑India rubber plant, ↑rubber plant, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • India-rubber plant — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber tree, ↑India rubber fig, ↑rubber plant, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • India-rubber spring — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India rubber — Caoutchouc Caout chouc, n. [F. caoutchouc, from the South American name.] A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree {Siphonia elastica} or {Hevea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • INDIA-RUBBER —    , CAOUTCHOUC    or GUM ELASTIC    is a product of the milky juices of several tropical and sub tropical plants found in the West Indies, Central and South America, West Africa, and India; there is evidence that its properties were partially… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Para rubber tree — Taxobox name = Rubber Tree image width = 200px image caption = Hevea brasiliensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Euphorbiaceae subfamilia = Crotonoideae tribus = Micrandreae… …   Wikipedia

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