variants: or less commonly alvelos \ ¦alvə¦lōz \
plural -es

Definition of alveloz

: the milky sap of a Brazilian plant (Euphorbia heterodoxa) used as a folk remedy in the treatment of cancerous ulcers

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First Known Use of alveloz

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alveloz

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

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“Alveloz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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