he·​vea | \ ˈhēvēə\

Definition of hevea

1 capitalized : a small genus of South American trees (family Euphorbiaceae) which have trifoliolate leaves, small panicled apetalous flowers, and a capsular fruit and many of which yield latex used in rubber manufacture
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Hevea

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History and Etymology for hevea

New Latin, from Spanish jebe rubber plant, of American Indian origin

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