older writers on Pharmacy.(Francis Adams, Names of all Minerals, Plants, and Animals desc. by the
Greek authors, etc.)
(a) c. A.D. 70.The best Aloe (Latin the same) is brought out of India.
Much use there is of it in many
cases, but principally to loosen the bellie; being the only purgative medicine that is comfortable to the
Pliny, Bk. xxvii (Ph. Holland, ii. 212).
(b) HlqÎ dÎ kai Nikódhmos
. fÎrwn migma smurnhs kai
alóhs wsÎi litras Îkatón. John xix. 39.
c. A.D. 545.From the remoter regions, I speak of Tzinista and
other places, the imports to Taprobane are silk Aloes-wood (), cloves, sandal-wood, and so forth.
Cosmas, in Cathay, p. clxxvii.
[c. 1605.In wch Iland of Allasakatrina are good harbors faire depth
and good Anchor ground.Discription in Birdwood, First Letter Book, 82. (Here there is a confusion of
the name of the island Socotra with that of its best-known product Aloes Socotrina).]
of lignum Allowaies.Cockss Diary, i. 309 [and see i. 3].
ALOO, s. Skt.H. alu. This word is now used in Hindustani and other dialects for the potato. The
original Skt. is said to mean the esculent root Arum campanulatum.
ALOO BOKHARA, s. P. alubokhara, Bokh. plum; a kind of prune commonly brought to India by the
[c. 1666.Usbec being the country which principally supplies Delhi with.
many loads of dry fruit, as
Bernier, ed. Constable, 118.]
Plantains, the golden and the green,
Malayas nectard mangosteen;
Prunes of Bokhara, and sweet
From the far groves of Samarkand.
Moore, Lalla Rookh.