rubber plant

rubber plant
noun Date: 1888 a plant that yields rubber; especially a tall tropical widely cultivated Asian tree (Ficus elastica) of the mulberry family that is frequently dwarfed as a houseplant

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  • Rubber plant — may mean:* Para rubber tree a major commercial source of natural rubber * Castilla elastica a source of rubber for the ancient Maya people * Ficus elastica common ornamental plant …   Wikipedia

  • rubber plant — rubber plants N COUNT A rubber plant is a type of plant with shiny leaves. It grows naturally in Asia but is also grown as a house plant in other parts of the world …   English dictionary

  • rubber plant — n. 1. any plant yielding a milky sap (latex) from which crude rubber is formed 2. an Asian tree (Ficus elastica) of the mulberry family, with large, glossy, leathery leaves: often used as an ornamental house plant …   English World dictionary

  • rubber plant — ► NOUN ▪ an evergreen tree with large dark green shiny leaves, native to SE Asia and formerly grown as a source of rubber …   English terms dictionary

  • rubber plant — n a plant with large shiny dark green leaves that is often grown indoors …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubber plant — rubber ,plant noun count a plant with large shiny green leaves that comes from Southeast Asia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

  • rubber plant — 1. a plant, Ficus elastica, of the mulberry family, having oblong, shining, leathery leaves, growing native as a tall tree in India, the Malay Archipelago, etc., used as a source of rubber and cultivated in Europe and America as an ornamental… …   Universalium

  • rubber plant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rubber plant : singular rubber plant plural rubber plants a plant with large shiny green leaves that comes from Southeast Asia …   English dictionary

  • rubber plant — stambialapis fikusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ficus elastica), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ficus elastica angl. Assam rubber; India rubber; India rubber fig; Indian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rubber plant — kaučiukojas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Natūraliojo kaučiuko lateksą išskiriantis augalas. atitikmenys: angl. rubber plant; rubber bearing plant rus. каучуконос; каучуконосное растение …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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