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Pará rubber

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 Unabridged
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  • The bulk of the cultivated trees are of the Hevea brasiliensis variety, yielding what is known as para rubber.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • The para rubber, referred to above, constitutes one of the greatest riches of the Malay agricultural industry.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • About three years ago 60,000 acres of land were planted with para rubber, the Government providing the seed at a very low rate.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
British Dictionary definitions for para rubber

Pará rubber

/pəˈrɑː; ˈpɑːrə/
a South American rubber obtained from any of various euphorbiaceous trees of the genus Hevea, esp H. brasiliensis See also rubber tree
Word Origin
C19: from Pará
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