india rubber


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india rubber

  1. The latex obtained from certain trees of several families, especially Hevea brasiliensis, widely cultivated in Asia.
  2. The rubber made from this latex.
    • 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb[1]:
      An examination showed that one of the india-rubber bands which was round the head of a driving-rod had shrunk so as not quite to fill the socket along which it worked.
  3. (dated) An eraser made from this rubber.


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