alveloz

noun

al·​ve·​loz
variants or less commonly alvelos
¦alvə¦lōz
plural -es
: the milky sap of a Brazilian plant (Euphorbia heterodoxa) used as a folk remedy in the treatment of cancerous ulcers

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese alveloz, arveloz, alvelós (now usually avelós), of unknown origin

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alveloz was in 1878

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“Alveloz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alveloz. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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