variants or less commonly alvelos
plural -es
: the milky sap of a Brazilian plant (Euphorbia heterodoxa) used as a folk remedy in the treatment of cancerous ulcers

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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