See also Aloe, Aloë, and áloe

English[edit | edit source]

File:Aloe striatula 3.jpg

Aloe striatula (2)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old English alwe, from Latin aloē, from Ancient Greek ἀλόη (aloē), aloes); reinforced in Middle English by Old French aloes.

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Aloe ({{{1}}})

  1. (in plural) The resin of the trees Aquilaria agallocha and Aquilaria malaccensis, known for their fragrant odour
  2. A plant of the genus Aloe.
  3. A strong, bitter drink made from the juice of such plants, used as a purgative.

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

  • Often used in plural (originally under influence of Old French).

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Italian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

aloe m. and f. inv.

  1. aloe (plant)

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Latin[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Ancient Greek ἀλόη (aloē), aloes)

Noun[edit | edit source]

aloē (genitive aloēs); f, first declension

  1. The aloe.
  2. The bitter juice produced by the aloe used as a perfume, in medicine and in embalming.
  3. (figuratively) Bitterness (in general).

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Romanian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From French aloès or a literary loan from Latin aloē.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Aloe f.

  1. aloe
  2. a substance extracted from the aloe plant

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