Copaiba
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 was formerly much used in affections of the mucous membranes. It is also used in varnishes and lacquers, and in cleaning oil paintings. -- called also {balsam of copaiba}, {copaiba balsam}, {balsam capivi}, and {Jesuits' resin}. [Written also {capivi}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • Copaïba — Copaiba Le Copaiba, ou copahu, est une oléorésine qui exsude naturellement du tronc de l arbre Copaifera officinalis après incision. Après distillation, on peut en faire une huile essentielle comparable à l essence de térébenthine. Utilisation La …   Wikipédia en Français

  • copaiba — (Del port. copaíba, y este del tupí). 1. f. copayero. 2. bálsamo de copaiba. ☛ V. bálsamo de copaiba de la India …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • copaíba — s. f. 1. Substância oleosa que se extrai do copaibeiro e de outras leguminosas. 2. Copaibeiro …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • copaiba — [kō pā′bə, kōpī′bə] n. [Sp & Port < Tupí cupaiba] 1. an aromatic resin obtained from certain South American trees (genus Copaifera) of the caesalpinia family: formerly used in medicine, now used in varnishes, etc. 2. any of these trees …   English World dictionary

  • Copaiba — Copaifera langsdorfii in a park in São Paulo Brazil. Copaiba is a stimulant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of several pinnate leaved South American leguminous trees (genus Copaifera). The thick, transparent exudate varies in color from light… …   Wikipedia

  • copaiba — (Del port. copaiba.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 BOTÁNICA Copayero, árbol leguminoso. 2 BOTÁNICA Resina oleosa que producen ciertas especies de estos árboles. FRASEOLOGÍA copaiba africana BOTÁNICA Sustancia similar obtenida de una planta… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Copaiba — Le copaïba, ou copahu, est une oléorésine qui exsude naturellement du tronc de l arbre Copaifera officinalis après incision. Après distillation, on peut en faire une huile essentielle comparable à l essence de térébenthine. Composition Le copaïba …   Wikipédia en Français

  • copaiba — /koʊˈpaɪbə/ (say koh puybuh) noun 1. Also, copaiba oil. an oleoresin which collects in cavities within the tree trunk of various tropical (chiefly South American) trees of the genus Copaiba, and is used medicinally as a stimulant and diuretic,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • copaiba — amazoninis kopalis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Copaifera multijuga), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai, naudojamas alkoholiui gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Copaifera multijuga angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • copaiba — brazilinis kopalis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Copaifera reticulata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai. atitikmenys: lot. Copaifera reticulata angl. Brazilian copaiba; copaiba vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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