India-rubber tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n India-rubber tree large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • India-rubber tree (Bot) any tree yielding caoutchouc, but especially the East Indian Ficus elastica, often cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves.
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Usage

In literature:

To confuse the eye still more, a quantity of young India-rubber trees, with glossy leaves, were placed before the large central mirror.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
Here we have also the india-rubber tree, the cork-tree, and several new plants.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
And on this tree-stump was an india-rubber cup.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
There was the gigantic balsam-tree, the india-rubber-tree, and many others.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The India-rubber is the juice of the tree, and flows from it when an incision is made.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Palm, orange, lemon, camphor, and india-rubber trees rose on every hand.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Here too is found the india-rubber tree.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
The india-rubber tree belongs to the milk-weed family.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
In front is a smooth lawn where grow century-plants and ornamental shrubs, including the India-rubber tree.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
The examples of the india-rubber tree, especially, are finer in the Asiatic garden than we find them at Rio.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
The india-rubber tree is very common; the fruit can be eaten.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
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