Definition of hevea in US English:

hevea

noun

  • A South American tree of a genus which comprises the rubber trees.

    Genus Hevea, family Euphorbiaceae

    • ‘On your way to Buea from Douala, stop and take a closer look at heveas (rubber trees), banana trees and African oil palms plantations.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Quechua hyeve.

Pronunciation

hevea

/ˈhēvēə/