Jesuits' resin
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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  • balsam capivi — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balsam of 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capivi — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copaiba balsam — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copaiva — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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