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ˈæl oʊaloe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aloe(noun)

    succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa


  1. aloe(Noun)

    The resin of the trees Aquilaria agallocha and Aquilaria malaccensis, known for their fragrant odour

  2. aloe(Noun)

    A plant of the genus Aloe.

  3. aloe(Noun)

    A strong, bitter drink made from the juice of such plants, used as a purgative.

  4. Origin: From alwe, from aloe, from ἀλόη; reinforced in Middle English by Old French aloes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aloe(noun)

    the wood of the agalloch

  2. Aloe(noun)

    a genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts. They are natives of warm countries

  3. Aloe(noun)

    the inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative

  4. Origin: [L. alo, Gr. 'alo`h, aloe: cf. OF. aloe, F. alos.]


  1. Aloe

    Aloe, also Aloë, is a genus containing about 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe", so called because, though probably extinct in the wild, it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called "aloe vera" for assorted pharmaceutical purposes. Other species, such as Aloe ferox also are cultivated or harvested from the wild for similar applications. The genus is native to Africa; species are found in southern Africa, the mountains of tropical Africa, various islands off the coast of Africa including Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula. The APG III system places the genus in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae. In the past it has also been assigned to families Aloaceae and Liliaceae or lily family. The plant Agave americana, which is sometimes called "American aloe", belongs to the Asparagaceae, a different family. Most Aloe species have a rosette of large, thick, fleshy leaves. The rosette may appear to be stemless or may be borne on a branched or unbranched stem; some species native to South Africa are treelike. Aloe flowers are tubular, frequently yellow, orange, pink or red, and are borne, densely clustered and pendant, at the apex of simple or branched, leafless stems.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aloe

    al′ō, n. a genus of plants of considerable medicinal importance, of the 200 species of which as many as 170 are indigenous to the Cape Colony.—The so-called American Aloe is a totally different plant (see Agave).—adj. Al′oed, planted or shaded with aloes.—The Aloes wood of the Bible was the heart-wood of Aquilaria ovata and Aquilaria Agallochum, large spreading trees. The wood contains a dark-coloured, fragrant, resinous substance, much prized for the odour it diffuses in burning. [The word was used erroneously in the Septuagint and New Testament as a translation of the Heb. ahālīm, ahālōth (Gr. agallochon), an aromatic resin or wood—called later in Gr. xylaloē, from which descend lignum aloes, lign-aloes, wood-aloes, and aloes-wood.—A.S. aluwan—L. aloē—Gr. aloē.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Aloe

    a genus of succulent plants embracing 200 species, the majority natives of S. Africa, valuable in medicine, in particular a purgative from the juice of the leaves of several species.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aloe

    A plant genus of the family Aloeaceae, order Liliales (or Asphodelaceae, Asparagales in APG system) which is used medicinally. It contains anthraquinone glycosides such as aloin-emodin or aloe-emodin (EMODIN).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aloe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aloe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of aloe in a Sentence

  1. Rosemary Putunoi:

    We want to go into value addition to capitalize on every aloe we produce.

  2. Marie Jhin:

    OTC creams such as aloe or hydrocortisone that are refrigerated will relieve the pain.

  3. Teresa Sarioyo:

    A kilo of aloe leaves sells at 380 shillings. Two big leaves of the succulent plant equal a kilo. We can export between 45 and 80 kilos a month.

  4. Rosemary Putunoi:

    We then saw an income opportunity in growing osunguroi (aloe), which we traded for goats from our men. We planted aloes on 2 acres to start, and 12 roots of the plant (could be) exchanged for a goat.

  5. The wise Pharoah Moe:

    Have you ever felt a desert-like lonliness, facing all the lions, hyenas and snakes of your imagination, with no weapon, no partner, nothing but silent, ugly, harmful aloe vera plants all around you? Giving up will only means death, while fighting, means death too..

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