copaifera

noun

co·​pa·​if·​era
ˌkōpāˈif(ə)rə
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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 May. 2024.

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