from The Century Dictionary.

  • A drug, the inspissated juice of several species of aloe.
  • The fragrant resin or wood of the agallochum; lign-aloes; aloes-wood; wood-aloes: the usual meaning in the Bible. See agallochum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a purgative made from the leaves of aloe. Same as aloe{3}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of aloe.
  • noun plurale tantum The resin of the trees Aquilaria agallocha or Aquilaria malaccensis, known for their fragrant odour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a purgative made from the leaves of aloe


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  • ...returning home by ferry and full bus

    where workers spit the aloes taste of day

    and talk of politics and flood and drouth...

    - Peter Reading, Letter in Winter, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 22, 2008