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(Plants) any tree of the South American euphorbiaceous genus Hevea, having a milky sap which provides rubber
[C19: New Latin from native name hevé]
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Noun1.hevea - small genus of South American trees yielding latexHevea - small genus of South American trees yielding latex; "rubber trees are usually cultivated in plantations"
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Euphorbiaceae, family Euphorbiaceae, spurge family - a family of plants of order Geraniales
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Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: la chapelle-sur-erdre - the heveas 1 - 9 construction of intermediate housing.
Sin embargo, a nivel comercial se explota el arbol de caucho Hevea brasiliensis Muell.
The search for substitute sources of rubber always intensifies when petroleum prices start to spike or there is the possibility of a shortfall in Hevea brasiliensis production.