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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aloe 
  n  :  succulent  plants  having  rosettes  of  leaves  usually  with 
  hemp-like  fiber  and  spikes  of  showy  flowers;  chiefly 
  Africa 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ALOE 
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