El"e*mi (?), n. [Cf. F. 'elemi, It. elemi, Sp. elemi; of American or Oriental. origin.]
A fragrant gum resin obtained chiefly 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.
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