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American aloe Explained

American aloe at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Aloe \Al"oe\ ([a^]l"n[-o]), n.; pl. {Aloes} (-[=o]z). [L.
alo["e], Gr. 'alo`h, aloe: cf. OF. aloe, F. alo[`e]s.]
1. pl. The wood of the agalloch. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

2. (Bot.) 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. pl. (Med.) The inspissated juice of several species of
aloe, used as a purgative. [Plural in form but
syntactically singular.]

{American aloe}, {Century aloe}, the agave. See {Agave}.

American aloe at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

American aloe
n : tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous
sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some
cultivated for ornament or for fiber [syn: {agave}, {century
plant}]