Origin of gutta-percha
Examples from the Web for gutta-percha
And here are the two bits of gutta-percha tubing to make into syphons.Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
It was a long fuse made of gutta-percha, such a one as I had never seen before.Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy|Thomas Mealey Harris
Now cut it away longitudinally, so that a long tongue of gutta-percha is left, as at b, and the instrument is completed.
His gutta-percha face had an infinite variety of expression, which he could instantly turn on to suit all occasions.Ghosts I Have Seen|Violet Tweedale
The article to be copied is first covered with black-lead, and then a mould is made of it in wax or gutta-percha.
British Dictionary definitions for gutta-percha
Word Origin for gutta-percha
Word Origin and History for gutta-percha
1845, from Malay getah percha, literally "the gum of percha," the name of the tree; the form of the word influenced by Latin gutta "drop." As the name of the tree itself, from 1860.