caoutchouc

[kou-choo k, kou-chook]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. canzone,
  2. canzonet,
  3. canzonetta,
  4. cao yu,
  5. caodaism,
  6. cap,
  7. cap and bells,
  8. cap and gown,
  9. cap cloud,
  10. cap de la madeleine

Origin of caoutchouc

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

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British Dictionary definitions for caoutchouc

caoutchouc

noun

another name for rubber 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin for caoutchouc

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

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