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Noun: American aloe  u'me-ri-kun 'a-low
  1. Tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fibre
    - agave, century plant

Derived forms: American aloes

Type of: desert plant, xerophile, xerophilous plant, xerophyte, xerophytic plant

Part of: Agavaceae, agave family, family Agavaceae, sisal family

Encyclopedia: American aloe