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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Hevea

Word History


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

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“Hevea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hevea. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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