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[kou-choh, -shoo] /ˈkaʊ tʃoʊ, -ʃu/
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; < American Spanish, variant of cauchuc caoutchuc Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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