any of various tropical plants of the genus alocasia see aroid
edible but itchy root, grown as ornamental and wild: alocasia macrorrhiza.
a dictionary of cebuano visayan john u. wolff
the alae replied: “it is in the leaf of the a-pe plant” (alocasia macrorrhiza).
hawaiian folk tales various
a new plant, modelled like the caladiums, the alocasia metallica, excited him even more.
against the grain joris-karl huysmans
. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. historical examples a yet more interesting and equally foreign word is not unfrequently used, namely, alodium. domesday book and beyond frederic william maitland the suggestion has been made that alodium represents book-land; see pollock, land […]
free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord. . historical examples certain feudal tenants, and i suppose also alodial proprietors, were bound to serve on horseback, equipped with the coat of mail. view of the state of europe during the middle ages, vol. 3 (of 3) henry hallam adjective (of land) held as an […]
any chiefly african shrub belonging to the genus aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber. . . aloes, (used with a singular verb) . the fragrant, resinous wood of an east indian tree, aquilaria agallocha, of the mezereum family, used as incense in the orient. historical examples the bitter substances […]
a son of poseidon, husband of iphimedia, and foster father of otus and ephialtes. historical examples ares was bound and held captive by the giant sons of aloeus, and would have perished in his bonds, had not hermes stolen him away. stories from the iliad h. l. havell
the capital of the pacific ocean island of niue, a new zealand dependency. historical examples neatest of all was our haven of alofi, for there the houses were fenced, and a gr-ss lawn sloped down to the edge of the cliffs. savage island basil c. thomson alofi church, a fine native building with concrete walls, […]