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caucho

[kou-choh, -shoo]
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noun
  1. rubber obtained from the latex of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Castilla, especially C. elastica, of Central America.
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Origin of caucho

1895–1900; < American Spanish, variant of cauchuc caoutchouc
Also called ule.
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Historical Examples

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

    Rubber

    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.

    Rubber

    Edith A. Browne

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