caoutchouc

caoutchouc

[kou-chook, kou-chook]
noun
1.
rubber1 ( def 1 ).
2.
pure rubber.

Origin:
1765–75; < French < Spanish cauchuc (now obsolete), probably ultimately < an Indian language of lowland tropical South America

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caoutchouc (ˈkaʊtʃuːk, -tʃʊk, kaʊˈtʃuːk, -ˈtʃʊk)
 
n
another name for rubber
 
[C18: from French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc, from Quechua]

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