Definition of copaiba in English:

copaiba

Line breaks: co|paiba
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈpʌɪbə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • An aromatic plant oil or resin used in medicines and perfumes.
    • These resins are obtained from plants of the genus Copaifera
    More example sentences
    • Most pharmacies sell copaiba oil, either in small bottles over the counter or in the form of capsules.
    • The oil (which see) is the best form for obtaining the effects of copaiba upon the respiratory tract.
    • If you are allergic to balsam of Tolu or any of the products, you should make sure to use pure copaiba oil.

Origin

early 17th century: via Portuguese from Tupi copaiba, Guarani cupaiba.

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