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copalm

noun
  1. the aromatic brown resin obtained from the sweet gum tree
  2. another name for the sweet gum
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Word Origin

C19: from Louisiana French, from Mexican Spanish copalme; see copal, palmate
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Historical Examples

  • The sweet-gum, copalm, or alligator tree (Liquidambar styraciflua).

    Original Narratives of Early American History

    Vaca and Others