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[French, probably from Spanish caucho, from Tupí cau-ucha.]
caoutchouc(ˈkaʊtʃuːk; -tʃʊk; kaʊˈtʃuːk; -ˈtʃʊk)
(Elements & Compounds) another name for rubber11
[C18: from French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc, from Quechua]
1. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, esp. of the Hevea and Ficus species.
2. a material made by chemically treating and toughening this substance, used in the manufacture of electrical insulation, elastic bands, tires, and other products.
3. any of various similar substances and materials made synthetically.
4. an eraser of this material.
5. a low overshoe of this material.
6. rubber band.
7. an instrument or tool used for rubbing, polishing, scraping, etc.
8. a person who rubs something.
9. a person who gives massages.
10. Baseball. an oblong piece of white rubber or other material embedded in the pitcher's mound.
11. Slang. a condom.adj.
12. made of, containing, or coated with rubber.
1. (in bridge) a series or round played until one side has won two out of three games.
2. Also called rub′ber match`. a deciding contest when a competition is tied.
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|Noun||1.||caoutchouc - 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
Para rubber - a type of natural rubber obtained from tropical South American trees