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elemi

noun el·e·mi \ˈe-lə-mē\

Definition of ELEMI

:  any of various fragrant oleoresins from tropical trees (family Burseraceae) used chiefly in varnishes, lacquers, and printing inks
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Origin of ELEMI

New Latin elimi, probably from Arabic al lāmi the elemi
First Known Use: 1543

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