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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American Spanish copalché, copalchí

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