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-l?m?
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-l&amacron;m&imacron; : al-, the + l&amacron;m&imacron;, a resin.