Century aloe
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Med.) The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative. [Plural in form but syntactically singular.] [1913 Webster]

{American aloe}, {Century aloe}, the agave. See {Agave}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • aloe — [ aləʊ] noun 1》 a succulent tropical plant with a rosette of thick tapering leaves and bell shaped or tubular flowers on long stems. [Genus Aloe.]     ↘(aloes or bitter aloes) a strong laxative obtained from the bitter juice of various kinds of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • aloe — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, dried juice of aloe leaves, from Greek aloē Date: before 12th century 1. plural the fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Aquilaria agallocha) of the mezereon family 2. a. any of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aloe — /ˈæloʊ / (say aloh) noun (plural aloes) 1. any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly African, various species of which yield a drug (aloes) and a fibre. 2. (often plural construed as singular) a bitter purgative drug, the inspissated juice… …   Australian English dictionary

  • century — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a period of one hundred years. b any of the centuries reckoned from the birth of Christ (twentieth century = 1901 2000; fifth century BC = 500 401 BC). Usage: In modern use often reckoned as (e.g.) 1900 1999. 2 a a score etc. of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • century plant — any New World plant of the genus Agave, requiring many years to mature and blooming once before dying, esp. the widely cultivated species A. americana, having leaves in a basal rosette and a tall flower stalk. [1755 65, Amer.] * * * or American… …   Universalium

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