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Meaning of COPAIBA

Pronunciation:  kow'peybu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments
 

COPAIBA is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: balsam capivi, copaiba balsam
 
 See Also: oleoresin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co*pai"ba\ (?; 277), Copaiva \Co*pai"va\, n. [Sp. &
Pg., fr. Brazil. cupa['u]ba.] (Med.)
A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin
of several species of {Copaifera}, a genus of trees growing
in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and
diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous
membranes; -- called also {balsam of copaiba}. [Written also
{capivi}.]

 

 

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