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elemi


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elemi  \El"e*mi\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]lemi,  It  elemi,  Sp  elemi;  of 
  American  or  Oriental.  origin.] 
  A  fragrant  gum  resin  obtained  chiefly  from  tropical  trees  of 
  the  genera  {Amyris}  and  {Canarium}.  {A.  elemifera}  yields 
  Mexican  elemi;  {C.  commune},  the  Manila  elemi.  It  is  used  in 
  the  manufacture  of  varnishes,  also  in  ointments  and  plasters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elemi 
  n  :  fragrant  resin  obtain  from  trees  of  the  family  Burseraceae 
  and  used  as  incense  [syn:  {gum  elemi}] 




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