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 for India rubber
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  India rubber \In"di*a rub"ber\
     See Caoutchouc.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rubber \Rub"ber\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically:
        (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or
        (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
        (e) The cushion of an electrical machine.
        (f) One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish
        (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].
     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.
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     6. A condom. [Slang]
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  India rubber
      n 1: an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees
           (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can
           be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products [syn:
           rubber, natural rubber, India rubber, gum elastic,

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