copalche

noun
co·​pal·​che | \ ˌkōpəlˈchā, kəˈpal(ˌ)chā \
variants: or copalchi \ ˌkōpəlˈchē , ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗ , kəˈpal(ˌ)chē \
plural -s

Definition of copalche

1 : either of two South American trees (Strychnos pseudo-quina and Croton niveus) having bitter medicinal bark used locally as a febrifuge
2 : a Mexican shrub or small tree (Coutarea latiflora) of the family Rubiaceae having fragrant white flowers and bark that is used locally as a febrifuge

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History and Etymology for copalche

American Spanish copalché, copalchí

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“Copalche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copalche. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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