aloe

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al·oe

noun \ˈa-(ˌ)lō\

: a tropical plant that has heavy leaves which produce a thick liquid used in medicines, cosmetics, etc.

Full Definition of ALOE

1
plural :  the fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Aquilaria agallocha) of the mezereon family
2
a :  any of a large genus (Aloe) of succulent chiefly southern African plants of the lily family with basal leaves and spicate flowers
b :  the dried juice of the leaves of various aloes used especially formerly as a purgative —usually used in plural but singular in construction
c :  aloe vera

Origin of ALOE

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, dried juice of aloe leaves, from Greek aloē
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ALOE

al·oe

noun \ˈal-(ˌ)ō\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALOE

1
capitalized : a large genus of succulent chiefly southern African plants of the lily family with basal leaves and spicate flowers
2
: a plant of the genus Aloe
3
: the dried juice of the leaves of various aloes used especially formerly as a purgative and tonic—usually used in plural but singular in construction
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aloe

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any shrubby succulent plant of the genus Aloe, in the family Asphodelaceae. Native to Africa, most of the 200 or so species have a rosette of leaves at the base but no stem. Several are cultivated as ornamentals. The juice of some species, especially the popular potted plant known as true aloe (Aloe vera), is used as an ingredient in cosmetics, as a purgative, and as a treatment for burns.

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