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copal

[koh-puh l, -pal] /ˈkoʊ pəl, -pæl/
noun
1.
a hard, lustrous resin obtained from various tropical trees and used chiefly in making varnishes.
Origin of copal
1570-1580
1570-80; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl copalli
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copal

/ˈkəʊpəl; -pæl/
noun
1.
a hard aromatic resin, yellow, orange, or red in colour, obtained from various tropical trees and used in making varnishes and lacquers
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, from Nahuatl copalli resin
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