One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A South American tree of a genus which comprises the rubber trees.
Genus Hevea, family Euphorbiaceae
- ‘We head east, towards the border of Vietnam through plantations of heveas, cashew nuts, then we walk north to Andong Meas to reach the Se San river.’
- ‘On your way to Buea from Douala, stop and take a closer look at heveas (rubber trees), banana trees and African oil palms plantations.’
Modern Latin, from Quechua hyeve.
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