ALOE

aloe

(noun) succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

aloe (plural aloes)

(in the plural) The resins of the tree Aquilaria malaccensis (syn. Aquilaria agallocha), known for their fragrant aroma, produced after infection by the fungus Phialophora parasitica.

A plant of the genus Aloe.

A strong, bitter drink made from the juice of such plants, used as a purgative.

Usage notes

• Often used in plural (originally under influence of Old French aloes).

Anagrams

• aole

Source: Wiktionary


Al"oe, n.; pl. Aloes. Etym: [L. aloë, Gr. aloe, F. aloès.]

1. pl.

Definition: The wood of the agalloch. [Obs.] Wyclif.

2. (Bot.)

Definition: A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts. They are natives of warm countries.

3. pl. (Med.)

Definition: The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative. [Plural in form but syntactically singular.] American aloe, Century aloe, the agave. See Agave.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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