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aloe

[ al-oh ]
/ 藞忙l o蕣 /
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noun, plural al路oes.
any chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber.
aloes, (used with a singular verb) agalloch.
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Origin of aloe

First recorded before 950; Middle English al艒e, alow, alewen; Old English al(u)we, alewe (compare Old Saxon, Old High German 膩lo锚 ), from Latin alo膿, from Greek al贸膿, perhaps from South Asia via Hebrew

OTHER WORDS FROM aloe

al路o路et路ic [al-oh-et-ik], /藢忙l o蕣藞蓻t 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aloe

aloe
/ (藞忙l蓹蕣) /

noun plural -oes
any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly native to southern Africa, with fleshy spiny-toothed leaves and red or yellow flowers
American aloe another name for century plant

Derived forms of aloe

aloetic (藢忙l蓹蕣藞蓻t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for aloe

C14: from Latin alo膿, from Greek
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