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 for copaiba
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments [syn:
           copaiba, copaiba balsam, balsam capivi]

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