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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“Copaifera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copaifera. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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