any of various resins from tropical trees of the bursera family, used esp. in varnishes, ointments, and inks
Origin of elemiFrench élémi ; from Spanish elemi ; from Arabic al-lāmī
Any of various oily resins derived from certain tropical trees, especially Canarium luzonicum of the Philippines, and used in making varnishes and inks.
Origin of elemiProbably ultimately from Arabic al-lāmī : al-, the + lāmī, a resin.