alewe

f (-an/-an) aloe, the aloe, bitter spice, in pl aloes

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • aloe — aloetic /al oh et ik/, adj. /al oh/, n., pl. aloes. 1. any chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber. 2. See aloe vera. 3. See century plant. 4. a …   Universalium

  • aluwe — see alewe …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • alwe — see alewe …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • aloe — (n.) O.E. alewe fragrant resin of an East Indian tree, a Biblical usage, from L. aloe, from Gk. aloe, translating Hebrew ahalim (plural, perhaps ultimately from a Dravidian language). The Greek word probably was chosen for resemblance of sound to …   Etymology dictionary

  • aloe — [ aləʊ] noun 1》 a succulent tropical plant with a rosette of thick tapering leaves and bell shaped or tubular flowers on long stems. [Genus Aloe.]     ↘(aloes or bitter aloes) a strong laxative obtained from the bitter juice of various kinds of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • aloe — al•oe [[t]ˈæl oʊ[/t]] n. pl. oes 1) pln any chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber 2) pln aloe vera • Etymology: bef. 950; ME alōe, alow, alewen; OE al(u)we, alewe (cf. OOHG… …   From formal English to slang

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