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rubber plant
Ficus elastica

rubber plant

n.
1. Any of several tropical plants yielding sap that can be coagulated to form crude rubber.
2. A small tree (Ficus elastica) that has large, oblong, glossy, leathery leaves and is a popular houseplant.

rubber plant

n
1. (Plants) a moraceous plant, Ficus elastica, with glossy leathery leaves: a tall tree in India and Malaya, it is cultivated as a house plant in Europe and America
2. (Plants) any of several tropical trees, the sap of which yields rubber. See also rubber tree

rub′ber plant`



n.
1. an Asian tree, Ficus elastica, of the mulberry family, having oblong, shiny, leathery leaves, used as a source of rubber and cultivated as a houseplant.
2. any plant yielding rubber.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubber plant - large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplantrubber plant - large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
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rubber plant

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