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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