Origin of hevea
1875–80; < New Latin < French hevé, perhaps < an indigenous language of French Guiana
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About 50,000 acres are under tapioca, and about 9000 acres are under rubber (hevea).
The Hevea did not fail to respond to the care I had bestowed on them.
Another tract of jungle is to be cleared and planted with Hevea.
Broadly there are only two methods employed in obtaining the latex from Hevea Brasiliensis.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber
The native rubber-tree of Brazil, botanically known as Hevea brasiliensis, yields the finest quality rubber.
- any tree of the South American euphorbiaceous genus Hevea, having a milky sap which provides rubber
C19: New Latin from native name hevé
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