from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rubbery substance derived from the latex of any of several tropical trees of the genera Palaquium and Payena, used as an electrical insulator, as a waterproofing compound, and in golf balls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inelastic natural latex, produced from the sap of several tropical trees of the genera Palaquium and Payena.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the Isonandra Gutta, syn. Dichopsis Gutta. It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling, retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The Mimusops globosa of Guiana also yields this material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The concrete juice of an evergreen sapotaceous tree, Dichopsis (Isonandra) Gutta, common in the jungles of the Malay peninsula and archipelago.
- n. In geology, an exceedingly fine, laminated glacial clay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha trees; used for insulation of electrical cables
Not gutta-percha, you understand, nor any cheap composition; but pure Para rubber of the best quality.
As Sumner began to stand up, Brooks began beating Sumner on the head with his thick gutta-percha cane with a gold head.
It is almost enough to make me wish that the ghost of "Bully" Brooks would possess House Minority Leader John Boehner, who would then grab a gutta-percha cane, and mistaking Senator Lieberman for Charles Sumner, beat him half to death on the Senate Floor.
"Featheries" -- balls made from stitched leather stuffed with feathers -- were replaced by a smoother play with gutta-percha balls.
In the sale is a gutta-percha ball made by famed Scottish golfer Willie Park Jr. around 1896.
The pin is of gutta-percha, with a D of that beautiful shell set in it.
Early gutta-percha gave way to the Balata cover that was developed in the early 1900?
Someone had pulled the gutta-percha tube across a bare part of the steam pipe and melted it.
There was Thomson, there was my testing board, the strings of gutta-percha; Harry P — even, battering with the batteries; but where was my darling Annie?
I jumped to the gutta-percha pipe, by blowing through which the signal is given to stop the engine.