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.
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
noun 1. Informal. a room padded with foam rubber for the confinement of a violent mentally ill person.
noun 1. Also called India rubber, natural rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, especially Hevea and Ficus species. 2. a material made by chemically treating and toughening this […]
[ruhb-er-stamp] /ˈrʌb ərˈstæmp/ verb (used with object) 1. to imprint with a rubber stamp. 2. to give approval automatically or without consideration: to rubber-stamp the president’s proposals. adjective 3. tending to give approval automatically or without due consideration: a rubber-stamp Congress that passed all the president’s bills. rubber stamp noun 1. a device with a […]
noun 1. any tree that yields latex from which rubber is produced, especially Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, native to South America, the chief commercial source of rubber. noun 1. a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hevea brasiliensis, cultivated throughout the tropics, esp in Malaya, for the latex of its stem, which is the major […]