(uncountable) A resin harvested from the elemi tree.
Other Word Forms
Origin of elemi
Probably ultimately from Arabic al-lāmīal-thelāmīa resin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Elemi Sentence Examples
Balsam of Tolu, produced by Myroxylon toluiferum, a native of Venezuela and New Granada; balsam of Peru, derived from Myroxylon Pereirae, a native of San Salvador in Central America; Mexican and Brazilian elemi, produced by various species of Icica or "incense trees," and the liquid exudation of an American species of Liquidambar, are all used as incense in America.
The fragrance raw material known as elemi oil is prepared by steam distillation of Manila elemi oil is prepared by steam distillation of Manila elemi.
Spanish Amber was something of a surprise to me; I wasn't sure I'd like it just based on its curious blend of rosy geranium, sandalwood, bergamot and elemi.