caoutchouc

noun

caou·​tchouc ˈkau̇-ˌchu̇k How to pronounce caoutchouc (audio)
-ˌchük,
-ˌchü

Examples of caoutchouc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rubber plant's milky sap contains a compound called caoutchouc, which can cause allergic skin reactions. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 30 Apr. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'caoutchouc.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc (now caucho), probably from a language of Amazonian Peru or Ecuador

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caoutchouc was in 1775

Dictionary Entries Near caoutchouc

Cite this Entry

“Caoutchouc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caoutchouc. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

caoutchouc

noun
caou·​tchouc ˈkau̇-ˌchu̇k How to pronounce caoutchouc (audio)
-ˌchük,
-ˌchü

Medical Definition

caoutchouc

noun

More from Merriam-Webster on caoutchouc

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!