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Definition of "copal" [co•pal]

  • Any of several brittle aromatic yellow to red resins of recent or fossil origin, obtained from various tropical trees and used in certain varnishes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "copal" in a sentence
  • "Brass articles that have to be cleaned frequently should be covered with oil of turpentine, or thin English copal varnish."
  • "It forms a tree 150 to 200 feet in height, and produces a hard, brittle resin-like copal, which is used in varnish."
  • "Crown Chakra: To aid in cleansing and opening the spiritual connection and communication of your crown chakra, you might enjoy making use of incenses such as copal, frankincense, juniper, myrrh and sage."