Etymology

1. gutta-percha

noun. a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha trees; used for insulation of electrical cables.

Etymology

  • getah perca (Malay (macrolanguage))

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2. gutta-percha_tree

noun. one of several East Indian trees yielding gutta-percha.

Synonyms

  • genus Payena
  • Payena

3. gutta-percha_tree

noun. one of several East Indian trees yielding gutta-percha.

Synonyms

  • Palaquium
  • Palaquium gutta
  • tree

4. Garcinia_gummi-gutta

noun. low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered.

Synonyms

  • angiospermous tree
  • Garcinia cambogia
  • flowering tree
  • Garcinia
  • genus Garcinia
  • gamboge tree

Example sentences of the word gutta-percha


1. Noun Phrase
Coburn Haskell created the next important golf ball innovation in 1898 when he introduced a ball made from a solid rubber core with rubber thread wrapped around it, and encased in sphere made of gutta percha.

2. Noun Phrase
Rosaries made from gutta percha, a synthetic wood made from a rubber-like material, date back to 1843 or so when the material was introduced.

3. Noun Phrase
The empty space is filled with gutta percha, a natural form of rubber.

4. Noun Phrase
The game didn't get back to the common man until more than 200 years later, in the mid-1800s, when the gutta percha ball was invented from the newly discovered substance called rubber.

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