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1. Any of various chiefly African plants of the genus Aloe, having rosettes of succulent, often spiny-margined leaves and long stalks bearing yellow, orange, or red tubular flowers.
2. See aloe vera.
3. aloes(used with a sing. verb)
a. A laxative drug obtained from the processed juice of certain species of aloe. Also called bitter aloes.
b. See aloeswood.

[Middle English, from Old English aluwe, from Latin aloē, from Greek. Sense 3b, ultimately from Late Greek aloē, aloe, aloeswood, from confusion of Greek aloē, aloe with Greek agalokhon, aloeswood, influenced by Hebrew 'ahālôt, an aromatic, probably aloeswood.]

al′o·et′ic (ăl′ō-ĕt′ĭk) adj.


n, pl -oes
1. (Plants) any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly native to southern Africa, with fleshy spiny-toothed leaves and red or yellow flowers
2. (Plants) American aloe another name for century plant
[C14: from Latin aloē, from Greek]
aloetic adj


(ˈæl oʊ)

n., pl. -oes.
1. any chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber.
[before 950; Middle English alōe, alow, alewen; Old English al(u)we, alewe (compare Old Saxon, Old High German āloê) < Latin aloē < Greek alóē]
al`o•et′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aloe - succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowersaloe - succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa
genus Aloe - large genus of chiefly African liliaceous plants; in some systems placed in family Aloeaceae
Aloe ferox, cape aloe - much-branched South African plant with reddish prickly succulent leaves
Aloe vera, burn plant - very short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs


A. Naloe m, agave f
B. CPD aloe vera Naloe m vera


n (Bot, Med) → Aloe f


n (bot) aloe or áloe m, sábila, acíbar m
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A few aloe plants and some chance-sown pellitory grew on the tops of the square pillars of the gates, which all but concealed the stems of a couple of thornless acacias that raised their tufted spikes, like a pair of green powder-puffs, in the yard.
There's a new health trend of drinking aloe vera juice from the 'knowledge' that the aloe plant is naturally beneficial.
What your Aloe plant grows in is very important, so make sure you have the right mix.
ALO Juice is a NARTD functional beverage made from juice derived from the aloe plant known as aloe vera.
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We see their struggle to access their choice of medicine all the time, from the eating of grass, to nibbling the ends off the household aloe plant, or a ravenous yet unusual craving for melon.
In fact, a common traditional sunburn remedy is simply cutting the tip off an aloe plant and squeezing its contents straight onto the irritation.
Keep an aloe plant on your windowsill so you can squeeze the fresh gel from a leaf, or look for a product that's at least 90 percent pure aloe.
I have an aloe plant that I water maybe once or twice a year.
Millsboro s RSC Landscaping and East Coast Garden Center will give each of the school s nearly 120 second-grade students with an aloe plant to take home.
There are two primary substances in the cactus-like aloe plant (known by many names, including "lily of the desert"): the clear substance called aloe vera gel (or aloe gel) and aloe vera latex (aloe latex), the green part of the outer leaf that surrounds the gel.
Drawings of the Aloe plant have even been found inscribed in the tombs of Pharaohs.