elemi

play
noun el·e·mi \ˈe-lə-mē\

Definition of elemi

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

Origin and Etymology of elemi

New Latin elimi, probably from Arabic al lāmi the elemi


First Known Use: 1543


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up elemi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!