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caoutchouc

Definitions of caoutchouc
  1. noun
    an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
    synonyms: India rubber, gum elastic, natural rubber, rubber
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    foam rubber
    spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery
    crepe rubber
    crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
    cold rubber
    a rubber made at low temperatures (5 degrees Centigrade) which is tougher than conventional rubber and is often used in car tires
    ebonite, hard rubber, vulcanite
    a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
    Para rubber
    a type of natural rubber obtained from tropical South American trees
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    latex
    a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
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