caucho

[ kou-choh, -shoo ]
/ ˈkaʊ tʃoʊ, -ʃu /

noun

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
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Example sentences from the Web for caucho

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

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

    Rubber|Edith A. Browne