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aloe

noun al·oe \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
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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

Medical Dictionary

aloe

noun al·oe \ˈal-(ˌ)ō\

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
4
:  aloe vera 2

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