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

First Known Use of copaiba

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for copaiba

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

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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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