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hevea

[hee-vee-uh]
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noun
  1. Pará rubber.

Origin of hevea

1875–80; < New Latin < French hevé, perhaps < an indigenous language of French Guiana
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Examples from the Web for hevea

Historical Examples

  • About 50,000 acres are under tapioca, and about 9000 acres are under rubber (hevea).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4

    Various

  • The Hevea did not fail to respond to the care I had bestowed on them.

    Rubber

    Edith A. Browne

  • Another tract of jungle is to be cleared and planted with Hevea.

    Rubber

    Edith A. Browne

  • Broadly there are only two methods employed in obtaining the latex from Hevea Brasiliensis.

  • The native rubber-tree of Brazil, botanically known as Hevea brasiliensis, yields the finest quality rubber.

    Rubber

    Edith A. Browne


British Dictionary definitions for hevea

hevea

noun
  1. any tree of the South American euphorbiaceous genus Hevea, having a milky sap which provides rubber

Word Origin

C19: New Latin from native name hevé
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