alveloz

noun al·ve·loz \¦alvə¦lōz\
variants: less commonly

alvelos

\¦alvə¦lōz\

Definition of alveloz

plural

-es

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

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Origin and Etymology of alveloz

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


First Known Use: 1878


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