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 Still in Hampshire, where alodiaries abounded, it was not every free man holding land who had an alod. Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods (history) lands held […]
. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Historical Examples Nunilo and alodia were the children of a Moslem father and a Christian mother. Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031) Charles Reginald Haines noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods (history) lands held in absolute […]
. 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) . Contemporary Examples Amenities are plentiful—from sun block to aloe for the sun, or the complimentary mini bar for your enjoyment. Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt […]