copaifera

noun
co·pa·if·era | \ ˌkōpāˈif(ə)rə \

Definition of copaifera 

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American and African trees (family Leguminosae) with pinnate leaves, racemose apetalous flowers, strong durable wood of moderate weight and density, and an oily liquid of commercial importance — see copaiba

2 plural -s : copaiba sense 1

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History and Etymology for copaifera

New Latin, from copai- (from International Scientific Vocabulary copaiba) + -fera (feminine of -fer -ferous)

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