variants or less commonly copaljocote
plural -s
: a Mexican tree (Cyrtocarpa procera) of the family Anacardiaceae with yellow fruits that resemble plums and are used locally as a remedy for leprosy

Word History


Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl copalxocotl, from copalli gum, resin + xocotl acid fruit

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“Copalcocote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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