elemi definition by Webster's New World
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any of various resins from tropical trees of the bursera family, used esp. in varnishes, ointments, and inks
Origin: French élémi ; from Spanish elemi ; from Arabic al-lāmī
elemi definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. el·e·mis
Any of various oily resins derived from certain tropical trees, especially Canarium luzonicum of the Philippines, and used in making varnishes and inks.
Origin: Probably ultimately from Arabic al-lāmī : al-, the + lāmī, a resin.