Definitions of copal
  1. noun
    a brittle aromatic resin used in varnishes
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    courbaril copal
    resin from the courbaril tree
    copaline, copalite, fossil copal
    partly mineralized copal dug from the ground
    congo copal, congo gum
    copal found usually as a fossil
    kauri, kauri copal, kauri gum, kauri resin
    resin of the kauri trees of New Zealand; found usually as a fossil; also collected for making varnishes and linoleum
    Zanzibar copal, anime
    a hard copal derived from an African tree
    type of:
    natural resin
    a plant exudate
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