fossil resin and other hard resins from tropical trees, used in varnishes and lacquers
Origin of copalSpanish from Nahuatl copalli, resin
Any of several brittle aromatic yellow to red resins of recent or fossil origin, obtained from various tropical trees and used in certain varnishes.
Origin of copalSpanish from Nahuatl copalli resin
(countable and uncountable, plural copals)
From Spanish copal, from Classical Nahuatl copalli (“incense”).