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English → English (WordNet) Definition: India rubber India rubber n : latex from trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) [syn: rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc]
English → English (gcide) Definition: India rubber India \In"di*a\, n. [See Indian.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster] India ink, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and animal glue. Called also China ink. The true India ink is sepia. See Sepia. India matting, floor matting made in China, India, etc., from grass and reeds; -- also called Canton matting or China matting. India paper, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not glossy surface, used for printing from engravings, woodcuts, etc. India proof (Engraving), a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper. India rubber. See Caoutchouc. India-rubber tree (Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but especially the East Indian Ficus elastica, often cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves. [1913 Webster] India rubber \In"di*a rub"ber\ See Caoutchouc. [1913 Webster] Rubber \Rub"ber\, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc or a synthetic rubber[4]. (e) The cushion of an electrical machine. (f) One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath. (g) Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. In some games, as bridge or whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, which decides the winner when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist. --Beaconsfield. “A rubber of cribbage.” --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 3. India rubber; caoutchouc; gum elastic; -- also called natural rubber. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. Any substance, whether natural or synthetic, resembling India rubber with respect to its elasticity[1]. [PJC] 5. A low-cut overshoe made of natural or synthetic rubber[4], serving to keep the feet and shoes dry when walking in the rain or on a wet surface; -- usually used in the plural. [1913 Webster] 6. A condom. [Slang] [PJC] Antimony rubber, an elastic durable variety of vulcanized caoutchouc of a red color. It contains antimony sulphide as an important constituent. Hard rubber, a kind of vulcanized caoutchouc which nearly resembles horn in texture, rigidity, etc. India rubber, caoutchouc. See Caoutchouc. Rubber cloth, cloth covered with caoutchouc for excluding water or moisture. Rubber dam (Dentistry), a shield of thin sheet rubber clasped around a tooth to exclude saliva from the tooth. [1913 Webster] Caoutchouc \Caout"chouc\, n. [F. caoutchouc, from the South American name.] A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree Siphonia elastica or Hevea caoutchouc ), Asia, and Africa. Being impermeable to liquids and gases, and not readly affected by exposure to air, acids, and alkalies, it is used, especially when vulcanized, for many purposes in the arts and in manufactures. Also called India rubber (because it was first brought from India, and was formerly used chiefly for erasing pencil marks) and gum elastic . See Vulcanization. [1913 Webster] Mineral caoutchouc. See under Mineral. [1913 Webster]

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