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  1. succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The wood of the agalloch. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A plant genus of the family Aloeaceae, order Liliales (or Asphodelaceae, Asparagales in APG system) which is used medicinally. It contains anthraquinone glycosides such as aloin-emodin or aloe-emodin (EMODIN). Medical Dictionary DB
  6. The common name for a number of plants of the lily family, having a medicinal juice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceoe. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. The inspissated juice from the leaves of Aloe vera, A. chinensis, A. perryi, or other species of aloe. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Inspissated juice of the aloe. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. A genus of plants with juicy leaves yielding the gum called aloes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A genus of thick-leaved plants. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A plant with thick, fleshy leaves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A genus of succulent plants, all natives of warm climates, and most of them of the south of Africa. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Name of a bitter plant used in medicine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. al'[=o], n. a genus of plants of considerable medicinal importance, of the 200 species of which as many as 170 are indigenous to the Cape Colony.--The so-called American Aloe is a totally different plant (see AGAVE).--adj. AL'OED, planted or shaded with aloes.--The ALOES WOOD of the Bible was the heart-wood of Aquilaria ovata and Aquilaria Agallochum, large spreading trees. The wood contains a dark-coloured, fragrant, resinous substance, much prized for the odour it diffuses in burning. [The word was used erroneously in the Septuagint and New Testament as a translation of the Heb. ah[=a]l[=i]m, ah[=a]l[=o]th (Gr. agallochon), an aromatic resin or wood--called later in Gr. xylalo[=e], from which descend lignum aloes, lign-aloes, wood-aloes, and aloes-wood.--A.S. aluwan--L. alo[=e]--Gr. alo[=e].] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Aloes-a. Palse, Agave Virginica. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. Genus of plants with crect spikes of flowers and bitter juice; (pl.) purgative drug procured from juice of aloes; other plants, as American A., Agave. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Genus of plants which afford aloes. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. A genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceae. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. The inspissated juice of the leaves of Aloe vera, A. chinensis, A. Perryi or other species of aloe. [U. S. Ph.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. [Latin] A genus of herbaceous plants, from which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts; - the inspissated juice of aloe, used as purgative. Cabinet Dictionary

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