aloe

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See also: Aloe, Aloë, and áloe

English[edit]

Aloe striatula (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Old English alwe (fragrant resin of an East Indian tree), from Latin aloē, from Ancient Greek ἀλόη (alóē, aloes), from Hebrew אֲהָלִים, ultimately from a Dravidian language; reinforced in Middle English by Old French aloes.

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Noun[edit]

aloe (plural aloes)

  1. (in the plural) The resins of the trees Aquilaria agallocha and Aquilaria malaccensis, known for their fragrant aroma.
  2. (botany) 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]

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

aloe m, f (invariable)

  1. aloe (plant)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀλόη (alóē, aloes)

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Noun[edit]

aloē f (genitive aloēs); 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).

Inflection[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative aloē aloae
genitive aloēs aloārum
dative aloae aloīs
accusative aloēn aloās
ablative aloē aloīs
vocative aloē aloae

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Noun[edit]

aloe f (plural aloes)

  1. aloe (plant of the genus Aloe)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aloès or a literary loan from Latin aloē.

Noun[edit]

aloe f

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

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English aloe

Noun[edit]

aloe

  1. aloe

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aloe m (plural aloes)

  1. Alternative form of áloe