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Copaiba definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COPAIBA, n. Balsam of copaiba or capivi, is a liquid resinous juice, flowing from incisions made in the stem of a tree called Copaifera officinalis, growing in Spanish America, in the province of Antiochia. This juice is clear, transparent, of a whitish or pale yellowish color, an agreeable smell, and a bitterish pungent taste. It is of the consistence of oil, or a little thicker. As a medicine, it is corroborating and detergent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments [syn: copaiba, copaiba balsam, balsam capivi]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish & Portuguese; Spanish, from Portuguese copaíba, from Tupi kopa???a Date: 1712 a stimulant oleoresin obtained from several pinnate-leaved South American trees (genus Copaifera) of the legume family; also one of these trees

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an aromatic oil or resin from any plant of the genus Copaifera, used in medicine and perfumery. Etymology: Sp. & Port. f. Guarani cupauba

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Copaiba 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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