copaifera

noun co·pa·if·era \ˌkōpāˈif(ə)rə\

Definition of copaifera

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  copaiba 1

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Origin and Etymology of copaifera

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


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