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copal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kauri  resin  \Kauri  resin\,  gum  \gum\,  or  copal  \copal\ 
  A  resinous  product  of  the  kauri,  found  in  the  form  of  yellow 
  or  brown  lumps  in  the  ground  where  the  trees  have  grown.  It 
  is  used  for  making  varnish,  and  as  a  substitute  for  amber. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copal  \Co"pal\  (k[=o]"pal;  277),  [Sp.,  fr  Mexican  copalli  a 
  generic  name  of  resins.  --Clavigero.] 
  A  resinous  substance  flowing  spontaneously  from  trees  of 
  Zanzibar,  Madagascar,  and  South  America  ({Trachylobium 
  Hornemannianum},  {T.  verrucosum},  and  {Hymen[ae]a 
  Courbaril}),  and  dug  from  earth  where  forests  have  stood  in 
  Africa;  --  used  chiefly  in  making  varnishes.  --Ure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  copal 
  n  :  a  brittle  aromatic  resin  used  in  varnishes 




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