- an aromatic resin obtained from certain South American trees (genus Copaifera) of the caesalpinia family: formerly used in medicine, now used in varnishes, etc.
- any of these trees
Origin of copaibaSpanish and Portuguese from Tupí cupaiba
A transparent, often yellowish, viscous oleoresin obtained from South American trees of the genus Copaifera in the pea family, used in certain varnishes and as a fixative in some perfumes.
Origin of copaibaSpanish from Portuguese copaíba from Tupí cupaiba