from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical South American tree (Hevea brasiliensis) widely cultivated throughout the Tropics and yielding a milky juice that is a major source of commercial rubber.
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- n. A tropical South American tree, Hevea brasiliensis, that is the source of latex.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small genus of South American trees yielding latex
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I got this clearing with a great field of fire and got down behind a big fat rubber tree and yelled out THE HELL WITH HO CHI MINH at the top of my lungs.