Definition of aloe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæləʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæloʊ//
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a tropical plant with thick leaves that have sharp points and that contain a lot of water. The juice of some types of aloe is used in medicine and cosmetics. See related entries: Plants Word OriginOld English alewe, alwe (denoting the fragrant resin or the inner layers of wood of certain oriental trees), via Latin from Greek aloē; reinforced in late Middle English by Old French aloes ‘aloe’, hence frequently used in the plural.
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