[kou-choh, -shoo]


rubber obtained from the latex of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Castilla, especially C. elastica, of Central America.

Origin of caucho

1895–1900; < American Spanish, variant of cauchuc caoutchouc
Also called ule. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for caucho

Historical Examples of caucho

  • It is called Caucho, and is obtained from a tree known as the Castilloa Ulei.


    Edith A. Browne

  • After a few days the lumps of caucho are pressed together into square blocks, the market name for which is Peruvian Slab.


    Edith A. Browne

  • Y otro tanto ocurre con los artculos de cuero, caucho y goma vulcanizada.