What does aloe mean?
The definition of aloe
Al”oe, n.; pl. Aloes.
Etym: [L. aloë, Gr. aloe, F. aloès.]

1 pl.
The wood of the agalloch. [Obs.] Wyclif.
2 (Bot.)
A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts. They are natives of warm countries.
3 pl. (Med.)
The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative. [Plural in form but syntactically singular.] American aloe, Century aloe, the agave. See Agave.