aloe

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæləʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæloʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(alō)

Inflections of 'aloe' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": aloes

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•oe /ˈæloʊ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -oes. 
  1. Plant Biologya chiefly African shrub of the lily family.
  2. Plant Biologya type of aloe that yields a juice used in skin lotion.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•oe  (alō),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -oes. 
  1. Plant Biologyany chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber.
  2. Plant BiologySee  aloe vera. 
  3. Plant BiologySee  century plant. 
  4. aloes, (used with a sing. v.) agalloch.
al•o•et•ic  (alō),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • South Asia via Hebrew
  • Greek alóē, perh.
  • Latin aloē
  • Old English al(u)we, alewe (compare Old Saxon, Old High German āloê) bef. 950; Middle English alōe, alow, alewen

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aloe /ˈæləʊ/ n ( pl -oes)
  1. any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly native to southern Africa, with fleshy spiny-toothed leaves and red or yellow flowers
  2. American aloe
    another name for century plant
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin aloē, from Greek
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