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caoutchouc

[ kou-chook, kou-chook ]
/ ˈkaʊ tʃʊk, kaʊˈtʃuk /
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noun

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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
/ (ˈkaʊtʃuːk, -tʃʊk, kaʊˈtʃuːk, -ˈtʃʊk) /

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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