- India rubber obtained from the tree Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, and other species of the same genus of tropical South America.
Origin of Pará rubber
First recorded in 1895–1900; named after Pará
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- a South American rubber obtained from any of various euphorbiaceous trees of the genus Hevea, esp H. brasiliensisSee also rubber tree
C19: from Pará
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