a plant, Ficus elastica, of the mulberry family, having oblong, shining, leathery leaves, growing native as a tall tree in India, the Malay Archipelago, etc., used as a source of rubber and cultivated in Europe and America as an ornamental house plant.
any plant yielding caoutchouc or India rubber.
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How to use rubber plant in a sentence
Also known as a baby rubber plant or radiator plant, peperomia requires little care, making it a great starter plant, just like the pothos.Swap your toxic household plants for these 4 pet-friendly alternatives | Margo Milanowski | December 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
These efforts began in the early 1960s when YAF first attempted to intervene in deals between American Motors, Firestone Tire and Soviet satellite states, specifically lobbing Firestone to halt construction on a rubber plant in Romania.
She had been to the world beyond the Venetians, the white muslin curtains and the india-rubber plant, and she told me her report.The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
I guess he thought he wasn't going to have any home at all when he saw you two in there with the rubber plant.
Dat's his bestest rubber plant what he tol' me to take partic'lar care of.
British Dictionary definitions for rubber plant
a moraceous plant, Ficus elastica, with glossy leathery leaves: a tall tree in India and Malaya, it is cultivated as a house plant in Europe and America
any of several tropical trees, the sap of which yields rubber: See also rubber tree
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