rubber tree
noun Date: 1847 a tree that yields rubber; especially a South American tree (Hevea brasiliensis) of the spurge family that is cultivated in plantations and is a chief source of rubber

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  • rubber tree — Hevea Hevea prop. n. A small genus of South American trees yielding latex. It includes the {rubber tree}, {Hevea brasiliensis}, originally found in South America, but now used for production of rubber world wide. Syn: genus {Hevea}. [WordNet 1.5… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubber tree — any tree that yields latex from which rubber is produced, esp. Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, native to South America, the chief commercial source of rubber. [1840 50] * * * South American tropical tree (Hevea brasiliensis) of the… …   Universalium

  • rubber tree — rub′ber tree n. bot (boi pln) any tree that yields latex from which rubber is produced, esp. Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, native to South America, the chief commercial source of rubber • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • rubber tree — /ˈrʌbə tri/ (say rubuh tree) noun 1. a large shrub, native to Asia and northern Africa, Calotropis procera, which has been used for fibre and for mattress filling. 2. a tree from which rubber is obtained. See rubber1 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • rubber tree — noun a tree that produces the latex from which rubber is manufactured, native to the Amazonian rainforest. [Hevea brasiliensis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • rubber tree — noun small genus of South American trees yielding latex rubber trees are usually cultivated in plantations • Syn: ↑Hevea, ↑genus Hevea • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubber tree — noun A tropical South American tree, Hevea brasiliensis, that is the source of latex …   Wiktionary

  • rubber tree — any variety of tree that yields latex …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rubber tree — Castilla (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 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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