Copaiba meaning

kō-pĭ'bə, -pā'-
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.
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An aromatic resin obtained from certain South American trees (genus Copaifera) of the caesalpinia family: formerly used in medicine, now used in varnishes, etc.
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Any of these trees.
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Any of several South American trees of the genus Copaifera.
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An oleoresin, extracted from such trees, used in varnishes, ointments and as a perfume fixative.
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Origin of copaiba

  • Spanish from Portuguese copaíba from Tupí cupaiba
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition