The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Animé
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ANIMÉ (Fr., animated), a resin supposed to be derived from the hymenæa courbaril of South America. It exudes from wounds in the bark, and collects between the principal roots. This resin is soft and sticky, and melts easily, diffusing white fumes and a very pleasant odor. Insects are generally entrapped in such numbers in it, that it is said to well merit its name of animated. The Brazilians use it internally in diseases of the lungs. It was formerly employed in the composition of ointments and plasters, but at present its only use is for varnishes and incense.