hevea

[ hee-vee-uh ]
/ ˈhi vi ə /

noun

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Origin of hevea

First recorded in 1875–80; from New Latin, from French hevé, perhaps from an Indigenous language of French Guiana
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British Dictionary definitions for hevea

hevea
/ (ˈhiːvjə) /

noun

any tree of the South American euphorbiaceous genus Hevea, having a milky sap which provides rubber

Word Origin for hevea

C19: New Latin from native name hevé
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