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rubber plant

noun
1.
a plant, Ficus elastica, of the mulberry family, having oblong, shining, leathery leaves, growing native as a tall tree in India, the Malay Archipelago, etc., used as a source of rubber and cultivated in Europe and America as an ornamental house plant.
2.
any plant yielding caoutchouc or India rubber.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for rubber plant

rubber plant

noun
1.
a moraceous plant, Ficus elastica, with glossy leathery leaves: a tall tree in India and Malaya, it is cultivated as a house plant in Europe and America
2.
any of several tropical trees, the sap of which yields rubber See also rubber tree
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