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[hee-vee-uh] /ˈhi vi ə/
Origin of hevea
1875-80; < New Latin < French hevé, perhaps < an indigenous language of French Guiana Unabridged
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  • An estrada is simply a path leading from one hevea tree to another and circling back to camp.

  • Another tract of jungle is to be cleared and planted with hevea.

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  • About 50,000 acres are under tapioca, and about 9000 acres are under rubber (hevea).

  • Fine Para is best quality rubber made from the richest kinds of hevea milk.

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  • Broadly there are only two methods employed in obtaining the latex from hevea Brasiliensis.

  • His instructions were to obtain a large number of hevea seeds, and get them delivered to the Indian Government.

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  • The hevea did not fail to respond to the care I had bestowed on them.

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  • The bulk of the cultivated trees are of the hevea brasiliensis variety, yielding what is known as Para rubber.

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  • The native rubber-tree of Brazil, botanically known as hevea brasiliensis, yields the finest quality rubber.

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  • In India the Brazilian tree (hevea) is the most productive of all the rubber-yielding varieties.

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British Dictionary definitions for hevea


any tree of the South American euphorbiaceous genus Hevea, having a milky sap which provides rubber
Word Origin
C19: New Latin from native name hevé
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