rubber tree

rubber tree (plural rubber trees)

  1. (botany) A tropical South American tree, Hevea brasiliensis, the principal source of natural rubber.
  2. (botany) A tropical fig with broad, glossy leaves, often grown as a house plant, Ficus elastica
  • French: hévéa
  • German: Kautschukbaum
  • Italian: albero della gomma
  • Portuguese: seringueira
  • Russian: геве́я
  • Spanish: árbol del caucho

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