copaiba

noun co·pai·ba \ kō-ˈpī-bə , -ˈpā- \

Definition of copaiba

: a stimulant oleoresin obtained from several pinnate-leaved South American trees (genus Copaifera) of the legume family; also : one of these trees

Origin and Etymology of copaiba

Spanish & Portuguese; Spanish, from Portuguese copaíba, from Tupi kopaʔɨ́βa


Medical Dictionary

copaiba

noun co·pai·ba \ kō-ˈpī-bə , -ˈpā-; ˌkō-pə-ˈē-bə \

medical Definition of copaiba

: an oleoresin obtained from several pinnate-leaved South American leguminous trees (genus Copaifera) that has a stimulant action on mucous membranes; also : one of these trees

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