elemi

noun
el·​e·​mi | \ ˈe-lə-mē How to pronounce elemi (audio) \

Definition of elemi

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

Examples of elemi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top notes of cumin, elemi, clove, saffron and Chébé mingle with a heart of olibanum, leather, rose, jasmine and oud, and a base of myrrh, patchouli, cedar and sandalwood. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of elemi

1543, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elemi

New Latin elimi, probably from Arabic al lāmi the elemi

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Cite this Entry

“Elemi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elemi. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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