copal

noun
co·pal | \ˈkō-pəl, -ˌpal;kō-ˈpal\

Definition of copal 

: a recent or fossil resin from various tropical trees

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At Habitas, copal ceremony aside, the pseudo-spiritual is kept to a minimum. Andrea Whittle, CNT, "Habitas, a New Hotel in Tulum, Turns the Stale Idea of a Beach Resort on its Head," 25 Aug. 2017 After dinner, retire to one of the cozy lounge areas for (more) mezcal, wafts of copal, and live music. Alison Beckner, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Eat in Tulum, Mexico This Year," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of copal

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for copal

Spanish, from Nahuatl copalli resin

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