American aloe

noun
tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
Syn: ↑agave, ↑century plant
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Agavaceae, ↑family Agavaceae, ↑agave family, ↑sisal family

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • American aloe — Aloe Al oe ([a^]l n[ o]), n.; pl. {Aloes} ( [=o]z). [L. alo[ e], Gr. alo h, aloe: cf. OF. aloe, F. alo[ e]s.] 1. pl. The wood of the agalloch. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American aloe — ☆ American aloe n. CENTURY PLANT * * * …   Universalium

  • American Aloe — See agave …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • American aloe — ☆ American aloe n. CENTURY PLANT …   English World dictionary

  • American-aloe — amerikinė agava statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Agave americana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Naudojamas svaigiesiems gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Agave americana angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • American aloe. — See century plant. [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • American aloe — /əˌmɛrɪkən ˈæloʊ/ (say uh.merikuhn aloh) noun → century plant …   Australian English dictionary

  • American aloe. — See century plant. [1725 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aloe — Al oe ([a^]l n[ o]), n.; pl. {Aloes} ( [=o]z). [L. alo[ e], Gr. alo h, aloe: cf. OF. aloe, F. alo[ e]s.] 1. pl. The wood of the agalloch. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American — aloe (century plant); American beauty (crimson rose); American buffalo (bison); American cheddar (also called American cheese or store cheese); American cheese (cheddar); American cloth (oil cloth); American cotton (upland cotton); American… …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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