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caoutchouc

[kou-choo k, kou-chook]
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noun
  1. rubber1(def 1).
  2. pure rubber.

Origin of caoutchouc

1765–75; < French < Spanish cauchuc (now obsolete), probably ultimately < an Indian language of lowland tropical South America
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caoutchouc

noun
  1. another name for rubber 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin

C18: from French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc, from Quechua
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