a tropical American leguminous tree, Hymenaea courbaril . Its wood is a useful timber and its gum is a source of copal: Also called: West Indian locust
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How to use courbaril in a sentence
It exudes from the courbaril of Cayenne, a tree which grows also in various parts of South America.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Anim (ani-me), a resin obtained from the trunk of an American tree (Hymena courbaril).
The pods of the West India locust tree, Hymenæa courbaril, also supply a nutritious matter.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom | P. L. Simmonds