- a hard, lustrous resin obtained from various tropical trees and used chiefly in making varnishes.
Origin of copal
Examples from the Web for copal
Historical Examples of copal
Their base is Copal, a fossil, resinous substance of vegetable origin.
Use with oil on shellac and with oil or water on copal varnish.
This they smeared with a paint made by the admixture of camwood and copal gum.Bones
It is principally employed in the preparation of copal varnish.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
Father Brandsma is devoting some of his energy to a change in copal gathering.An African Adventure
Isaac F. Marcosson
- a hard aromatic resin, yellow, orange, or red in colour, obtained from various tropical trees and used in making varnishes and lacquers