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rubber tree

noun
1.
any tree that yields latex from which rubber is produced, especially Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, native to South America, the chief commercial source of rubber.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for rubber-tree

rubber tree

noun
1.
a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hevea brasiliensis, cultivated throughout the tropics, esp in Malaya, for the latex of its stem, which is the major source of commercial rubber See also Pará rubber
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