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- any plant yielding a milky sap (latex) from which crude rubber is formed
- an Asian tree (Ficus elastica) of the mulberry family, with large, glossy, leathery leaves: often used as an ornamental house plant
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Any of several tropical plants yielding sap that can be coagulated to form crude rubber.
- A small tree (Ficus elastica) that has large, oblong, glossy, leathery leaves and is a popular house plant.