India rubber

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India rubber

n.
See rubber1.

India rubber

n
(Commerce) another name for rubber11

In′dia

(or in′dia) rub′ber,


n.
2. a rubber eraser.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.India rubber - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of productsIndia rubber - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
foam rubber - spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery
latex - a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
crepe rubber - crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
cold rubber - a rubber made at low temperatures (5 degrees Centigrade) which is tougher than conventional rubber and is often used in car tires
ebonite, hard rubber, vulcanite - a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
Para rubber - a type of natural rubber obtained from tropical South American trees
Translations

India rubber

n (material) → caucciù m; (eraser) → gomma da cancellare
References in classic literature ?
But the lady-in-waiting slipped on indiarubber shoes and followed them.
In this corner stands a flat writing-table, on which are a phonograph, a laryngoscope, a row of tiny organ pipes with a bellows, a set of lamp chimneys for singing flames with burners attached to a gas plug in the wall by an indiarubber tube, several tuning-forks of different sizes, a life-size image of half a human head, showing in section the vocal organs, and a box containing a supply of wax cylinders for the phonograph.
But Job Rudkin and Harry Winburn were the stars--the former stiff and sturdy, with legs like small towers; the latter pliant as indiarubber and quick as lightning.