gutta-percha

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Borrowed from Malay getah perca.

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gutta-percha (countable and uncountable, plural gutta-perchas)

  1. An inelastic natural latex, produced from the sap of several tropical trees of the genera Palaquium and Payena.
    • 1863, The Football Association Laws, rule 13:
      No player shall be allowed to wear projecting nails, iron plates, or gutta percha on the soles or heels of his boots.

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