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1. A tropical South American tree (Hevea brasiliensis) widely cultivated especially in Asia for its latex, which is collected from slashes made in the bark and used to make commercial rubber.
2. Any of several other trees having similar latex or sap.
(Plants) a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hevea brasiliensis, cultivated throughout the tropics, esp in Malaya, for the latex of its stem, which is the major source of commercial rubber. See also Pará rubber
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.
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|Noun||1.||rubber tree - small genus of South American trees yielding latex; "rubber trees are usually cultivated in plantations"|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants