aloe vera


aloe vera

noun \-ˈver-ə, -ˈvir-\

: 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

  1. 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

aloe vera

noun \-ˈver-ə, -ˈvir-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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