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copaiba


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copaiba  \Co*pai"ba\  (?;  277),  Copaiva  \Co*pai"va\,  n.  [Sp.  & 
  Pg.,  fr  Brazil.  cupa['u]ba.]  (Med.) 
  A  more  or  less  viscid,  yellowish  liquid,  the  bitter  oleoresin 
  of  several  species  of  {Copaifera},  a  genus  of  trees  growing 
  in  South  America  and  the  West  Indies.  It  is  stimulant  and 
  diuretic,  and  is  much  used  in  affections  of  the  mucous 
  membranes;  --  called  also  {balsam  of  copaiba}.  [Written  also 
  {capivi}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  copaiba 
  n  :  an  oleoresin  used  in  varnishes  and  ointments  [syn:  {copaiba 
  balsam},  {balsam  capivi}] 




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