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1) aloe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...aloe, (al´o) (KEY) [Gr.], any species of the genus Aloe, succulent perennials of the family Lilaceae (lily family), native chiefly to the warm dry areas of S Africa...

2) aloe vera. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A species of aloe (Aloe vera) native to the Mediterranean region. 2. The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, widely used in cosmetic...

3) aloe. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Any of various chiefly African plants of the genus Aloe, having rosettes of succulent, often spiny-margined leaves and long stalks bearing yellow, orange, or red...

4) 131. The 'George-Aloe'. Quiller-Couch, Arthur, ed. 1910. The Oxford Book of Ballads
...I THE George-Aloe, and the Sweepstake, too, With hey, with hoe, for and a nony no, O, there were two Merchant-men, a sailing for Safee And alongst the Coast of Barbarye....

5) Aloe. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A Hebrew word, Greek alo . A very bitter plant; hence the proverb, Plus aloes quam mellis habet, "(Life) has more bitters than sweets." The French say, "La oote d...

6) linalool. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...rosewood, bergamot, and other plants and trees and used in perfume manufacture. Spanish linaloe, aloe (from Late Latin lignum alos, wood of the aloe ( Latin lignum,...

7) Paradise Shoots. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The lign aloe; said to be the only plant descended to us from the Garden of Eden. When Adam left Paradise, it is said, he took with him a shoot of this tree, which...

8) Agave (3 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...or "American aloe," from the Greek, agauos, admirable. The Mexicans plant fences of Agav round their wigwams, as a defence against wild beasts. The Mahometans of...

9) aloes. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...aloes, (al´oz) (KEY) , drug obtained from the aloe; also a biblical name for an aromatic substance of various uses, mentioned in connection with myrrh and spices...

10) aloin. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A bitter, yellow crystalline compound obtained from the aloe and used as a laxative. alo(e) + -in....

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