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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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But he was trapped amid the palms and rubber trees.
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.
However, he noted that, upon inspection, they also confirmed that the Ifma holders are also planting rubber trees and other industrial tree-species.
Tenders are invited for Re-Auction cum tender for the right to do slaughter tapping of latex and removal of rubber trees
The lawsuit alleges that Chantha violated a court order and caused 'intentional damage' by destroying rubber trees.
It has planted 306,360 rubber trees and 7,980 African oil palms, which translate to at least 622 hectares of reforested land,' the company's statement read.
Latex rubber tapped from rubber trees growing near the equator in Southeast Asia are a component of the rubber bands made by Alliance Rubber.
Rubber is made from petroleum or Asian rubber trees.
What they've been doing, ironically, is clearing a lot of native forest and planting rubber trees," Laurance said.
The vegetation on this site is represented by six tree species with a dominance of old Rubber trees Ficus elastica.
Instead of using rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis, for those of a botanical bent), the Continental team, working with personnel from the Fraunhofer Institute, are sourcing the latex from a Russian dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) to make tires.