Copals

copal

[koh-puhl, -pal]
noun
a hard, lustrous resin obtained from various tropical trees and used chiefly in making varnishes.

Origin:
1570–80; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl copalli

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copal (ˈkəʊpəl, -pæl)
 
n
a hard aromatic resin, yellow, orange, or red in colour, obtained from various tropical trees and used in making varnishes and lacquers
 
[C16: from Spanish, from Nahuatl copalli resin]

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