rubber plant

noun
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of rubber plant

: a plant that yields rubber; especially : a tall tropical widely cultivated Asian tree (Ficus elastica) of the mulberry family that is frequently dwarfed as a houseplant

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First Known Use of rubber plant

1863

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Definition of rubber plant for English Language Learners

  • : a plant with large, shiny, dark green leaves that is often grown indoors


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