- a tropical American leguminous tree, Hymenaea courbaril . Its wood is a useful timber and its gum is a source of copalAlso called: West Indian locust
Word Origin for courbaril
C18: from a native American name
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Historical Examples of courbaril
It exudes from the courbaril of Cayenne, a tree which grows also in various parts of South America.