Definition of India-rubber plant
1. Noun. Large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber.
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree
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Literary usage of India-rubber plant
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The fig, the India rubber plant, the banyan tree and the ... The most important ornamental plant in the genus is the India rubber plant (F. elástica), ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"End of Shoot showing Stipule, s, of india-rubber plant ... the common india-rubber plant of greenhouses. Tfcc plants are monoecious or dioecious, ..."
3. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"Rusty-leaved India Rubber Plant. is the SPANISH Box — Buxus ... The India rubber plant has oblong smooth entire leaves with many parallel side-veins. ..."
4. The Indian Forester (1882)
"... shape or into powder, which may be afterwards solidified ?—Colonies and India, 19th At ay. NEW india-rubber plant.—Some months ago the Civil Surgeon of ..."
5. Camping Among Cannibals by Alfred St. Johnston (1888)
"An india-rubber plant will yield one arroba (25 lb.). The india-rubber gatherers say that it is impossible to extract the caucho without losing the life of ..."
6. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith Beale (1880)
"In the case of the India- rubber plant, however, these globules are composed of highly viscid in.ill-rial which becomes very sticky, and when dry, elastic. ..."