American 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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