Amyris elemifera
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}. {Amyris elemifera} yields Mexican elemi; {Canarium commune}, the Manila elemi. It is used in the manufacture of varnishes, also in ointments and plasters. [1913 Webster]

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  • Amyris Elemifera — L. Torchwood (E); Tea (S). The wood is highly flammable; good for torches …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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  • Canarium commune — 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}. {Amyris elemifera} yields Mexican elemi; {Canarium… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}. {Amyris elemifera} yields Mexican elemi; {Canarium commune},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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