caoutchouc

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French caoutchouc, from Spanish caucho, from Quechua kawchu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʊtʃʊk/, /ˈkaʊtʃuk/

NounEdit

caoutchouc (countable and uncountable, plural caoutchoucs)

  1. latex; natural rubber
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 1, page 299:
      Many a passer-by thought Miss Arundel was listening to some subject of most touching interest: his Lordship was only detailing the benefit he derived one wet day from his caoutchouc cloak.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish caucho, from Quechua kawchu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.ut.ʃu/
  • (file)

NounEdit

caoutchouc m (plural caoutchoucs)

  1. rubber (natural and synthetic)
  2. (Louisiana, Cajun French) plastic

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Kautschuk
  • Italian: caucciù
  • Romanian: cauciuc
  • Russian: каучук (kaučuk)
  • Turkish: kauçuk
  • Vietnamese: cao su

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