any of several Brazilian trees of the genus Hevea, yielding rubber.
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How to use seringa in a sentence
seringa, se-ring′g, n. a name of several Brazilian trees yielding india-rubber.
A good workman is thus able to prepare five or six pounds of solid seringa in an hour.
It is the valuable seringa-tree (Siphonia elastica), belonging to the family Euphorbia, which produces india-rubber.The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
We next went out to collect the pots we had hung up on the seringa trees.The Wanderers | W.H.G. Kingston
Tightly clutching their cudgels, both reascended the seringa, and renewed the battle with the birds.Afloat in the Forest | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for seringa
any of several euphorbiaceous trees of the Brazilian genus Hevea, that yield rubber
a deciduous simaroubaceous tree, Kirkia acuminata, of southern Africa with a graceful shape
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