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1. copal

noun. a brittle aromatic resin used in varnishes.

Synonyms

  • congo gum
  • fossil copal
  • Zanzibar copal
  • kauri
  • kauri resin
  • anime
  • kauri copal
  • congo copal
  • natural resin
  • copalite
  • copaline
  • courbaril copal

Etymology

  • copal (Spanish)
  • copalli (Classical Nahuatl)

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Example sentences of the word copal


1. Adjective
Copalite: copal varnish used as an insulator in the tooth before a silver filling is placed.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Imported masks to the U.S. and other countries are largely hand-carved from local woods such as copal from the Mexican state of Guerrerro, or are made from copper or paper mache.

3. Verb, base form
It is thought that he changed to copal, which was readily available in Mexico and was less expensive.

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