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Pará rubber

noun

  1. India rubber obtained from the tree Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, and other species of the same genus of tropical South America.


Pará rubber

/ ˈpɑːrə; pəˈrɑː /

noun

  1. a South American rubber obtained from any of various euphorbiaceous trees of the genus Hevea, esp H. brasiliensis See also rubber tree


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pará rubber1

First recorded in 1895–1900; named after Pará
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pará rubber1

C19: from Pará
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Example Sentences

Not gutta-percha, you understand, nor any cheap composition; but pure Para rubber of the best quality.

The bulk of the cultivated trees are of the Hevea brasiliensis variety, yielding what is known as Para rubber.

The Para Rubber, referred to above, constitutes one of the greatest riches of the Malay agricultural industry.

About three years ago 60,000 acres of land were planted with Para Rubber, the Government providing the seed at a very low rate.

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