Elemi definition

ĕlə-mē
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Any of various oily resins derived from certain tropical trees, especially Canarium luzonicum of the Philippines, and used in making varnishes and inks.
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Any of various resins from tropical trees of the bursera family, used esp. in varnishes, ointments, and inks.
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A tree, Canarium luzonicum, native to the Philippines.
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(uncountable) A resin harvested from the elemi tree.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elemi
Plural:
elemis

Origin of elemi

  • Probably ultimately from Arabic al-lāmī al- the lāmī a resin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition