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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 caou·tchouc /ˈkaʊˌʧʊk, ˌʧuk, ˌʧu/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 caou·tchouc /ˈkaʊˌʧʊk, ˌʧuk, ˌʧu/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Caout·chouc n.  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.
 Mineral caoutchouc. See under Mineral.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : latex from trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and
          Ficus) [syn: rubber, India rubber, gum elastic]