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caucho

[kou-choh, -shoo] /ˈkaʊ tʃoʊ, -ʃu/
noun
1.
rubber obtained from the latex of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Castilla, especially C. elastica, of Central America.
Also called ule.
Origin of caucho
1895-1900
1895-1900; < American Spanish, variant of cauchuc caoutchuc
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  • It is called caucho, and is obtained from a tree known as the Castilloa Ulei.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • After a few days the lumps of caucho are pressed together into square blocks, the market name for which is Peruvian Slab.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • Y otro tanto ocurre con los artculos de cuero, caucho y goma vulcanizada.

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