from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several brittle aromatic yellow to red resins of recent or fossil origin, obtained from various tropical trees and used in certain varnishes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A resinous exudation from various tropical trees used chiefly in making varnishes and printing ink.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A resinous substance flowing spontaneously from trees of Zanzibar, Madagascar, and South America (Trachylobium Hornemannianum, Trachylobium verrucosum, and Hymenæa Courbaril), and dug from earth where forests have stood in Africa; -- used chiefly in making varnishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hard, transparent, amber-like resin, the product of many different tropical trees, melting at a high temperature, and used in the manufacture of varnishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a brittle aromatic resin used in varnishes
Brass articles that have to be cleaned frequently should be covered with oil of turpentine, or thin English copal varnish.
It forms a tree 150 to 200 feet in height, and produces a hard, brittle resin-like copal, which is used in varnish.
Crown Chakra: To aid in cleansing and opening the spiritual connection and communication of your crown chakra, you might enjoy making use of incenses such as copal, frankincense, juniper, myrrh and sage.
[* Thus, at five or six inches depth, between the roots of the Hymenea courbaril, masses of the resin anime (erroneously called copal) are discovered, and are sometimes mistaken for amber in inland places.
(* Thus, at five or six inches depth, between the roots of the Hymenea courbaril, masses of the resin anime (erroneously called copal) are discovered, and are sometimes mistaken for amber in inland places.
During Day of the Dead, altars are piled high with these offerings, as well as with food, drink and copal incense to guide the visiting spirits towards their home.
They burn sage and copal in rituals that are disconnected from their origins—the drum circles take place in the shadows of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
The case contains a tree, and the branches of the tree are festooned with hundreds of passenger pigeons cast in orange copal (a million or so years old, an immature form of amber).
The smell of burning copal incense filled her senses and she finally felt like she could unwind and collect herself again after her ordeal.
They cleanse the atmosphere by lighting candles and copal incense on the gravestones.