Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A commercial variety of rubber prepared on the Peruvian rivers tributary to the Amazon, and particularly on the Juruá.

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Examples

  • In his wanderings he had made one important discovery, a new source of rubber known as caucho colorado, a tree that turned out to be a new species in a genus then known as Piratinera.

    One River

  • Dr. Hicks Bunting found, in an analysis of the drug, 60 per cent. of insoluble residue, wax, "caucho," resin, tannin, sugar, albuminoids, oxalate of calcium and other salts.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • I've always known that during the golden years of the caucho exploitation, the wealthy families sent their children to study in Europe.

    Global Voices in English » Blogger of the Week: Gabriela García-Calderón

  • It was in these wet and cold upland forests that he found caucho blanco, white rubber, a species in the genus Sapium that yielded a quality of rubber equal to that of the finest Amazonian product.

    One River

  • Sanchez confirmed that nowhere in the Villalobos were there merchantable stands of caucho blanco.

    One River

  • There was also caucho negro, named for the black bark of two species of Castilla, considerable amounts of balata, and several juansoco trees, a source of chewing gum.

    One River

  • El comercio del caucho se ha desarrollado mucho, se usa ahora en grande escala no sólo para llantas neumáticas de bicicletas y otras piezas (parts) sino también para gomas de automóviles.

    Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.)

  • ThreadPool.runTasksThreadPool.java:507 at com.caucho.util.

    The Guardian World News

  • TcpConnection.runTcpConnection.java:389 at com.caucho.util.

    The Guardian World News

  • HttpRequest.handleRequestHttpRequest.java:268 at com.caucho.server.port.

    The Guardian World News

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