Simple Definition of aloe vera
: a thick liquid that is produced by a kind of aloe plant and used in medicines, cosmetics, etc.; also : the plant that produces this liquid
Full Definition of aloe vera
: an aloe (Aloe barbadensis syn. A. vera) whose leaves furnish a gelatinous emollient extract used especially in cosmetics and skin creams; also : such an extract or a preparation composed primarily of such an extract
Examples of aloe vera in a sentence
a skin cream that contains aloe vera
Origin of aloe vera
New Latin, species name, from Aloe + Latin vera, feminine of verus true — more at very
First Known Use: 1766
Medical Definition of aloe vera
1: a plant of the genus Aloe (A. barbadensis synonym A. vera) whose leaves furnish a gelatinous emollient extract used especially in cosmetics and skin creams
2: an extract of the aloe vera plant; also : a preparation composed predominantly of such an extract
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