India rubber obtained from the tree Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, and other species of the same genus of tropical South America.
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Origin of Pará rubber
First recorded in 1895–1900; named after Pará
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British Dictionary definitions for para rubber
/ (pəˈrɑː, ˈpɑːrə) /
a South American rubber obtained from any of various euphorbiaceous trees of the genus Hevea, esp H. brasiliensisSee also rubber tree
Word Origin for Pará rubber
C19: from Pará
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