rubber tree


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rubber tree

n.
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.

rubber tree

n
(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

rub′ber tree`


n.
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.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubber tree - small genus of South American trees yielding latexrubber tree - 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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In this great district the wild rubber tree flourishes, and has become, as in the Congo, a curse to the natives which can only be compared to their forced labor under the Spaniards upon the old silver mines of Darien.
But he was trapped amid the palms and rubber trees.
FICUS ELASTICA: THE RUBBER TREE RUBBER plants are gorgeous, with their large, deep green leaves.
Natural-FR is a sustainable, zero halogen, low smoke, low toxic rubber compound based on natural rubber, ft starts its journey from the latex of the natural rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis.
Pink bells and hibiscuses are clustered with a rubber tree and giant fern.
Rubber is a substance usually made from petroleum or from the Asian rubber tree plant.
Pothos, Aloe, Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Jade Plant, Rubber Tree, Dieffenbachia, Peace Lily, and Heart Leaf Philodendron.
But bar manager Zack Edwards says the bar is now trading as a different entity - a cocktail bar called The Rubber Tree - which no longer has live DJs.
In addition to which: it takes about seven years for a rubber tree to be sufficiently mature for providing latex while dandelions grow like .
Tyre makers' worst fear is that an uncontrollable fungus that has choked all attempts to run plantations in Brazil -- where the rubber tree originates -- might one day wreak havoc in Southeast Asia.
While Malaysia is one of the major locations of rubber tree plantations in the world, the wood is actually a native of the Amazon basin.