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- n. Alternative form of copaiba.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A balsam of the Spanish West Indies. See copaiba.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as copaiba.
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Commanded by a Captain John Turner, the Helen held a cargo of rubber, cocoa, broom fiber, and resinous balsam from the capivi tree.
"Ha!" said the Governor, coming out in his pyjamas, "we'll be giving you capivi in another three months, my friend."
Here the white-crested maroudi, which is never found in the Demerara, is pretty plentiful; and here grows the tree which produces the moran, sometimes called balsam-capivi.
This country may possibly produce many valuable drugs; but we could not find any in the apothecaries shops, except pariera brava, and balsam capivi; both of which were excellent in their kind, and sold at a very low price.
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