|—n , pl -oes|
|1.||any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly native to southern Africa, with fleshy spiny-toothed leaves and red or yellow flowers|
|2.||American aloe another name for century plant|
|[C14: from Latin aloē, from Greek]|
aloe al·oe (āl'ō)
Any of various chiefly African plants of the genus Aloe, having rosettes of succulent, often spiny-margined leaves and long stalks bearing yellow, orange, or red tubular flowers.
Any of various laxative drugs obtained from the processed juice of a certain species of aloe.