aloe

noun
al·​oe | \ ˈa-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce aloe (audio) \

Definition of aloe

1 aloes plural : agarwood
2a : any of a large genus (Aloe) of succulent chiefly southern African plants of the lily family with basal leaves and spicate flowers
b : the dried juice of the leaves of various aloes used especially formerly as a purgative usually used in plural but singular in construction
c : aloe vera

Examples of aloe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hypoallergenic wipes have natural saline and moisturizing vitamin E and aloe to prevent any dry noses. Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored, "33 genius ways to spend your FSA dollars before they expire," 22 Dec. 2020 The aloe juice in this face mist instantly hydrates your skin. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Face Mists To Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Winter Long," 15 Dec. 2020 There's also aloe, green tea and cactus flower to help calm skin while Japanese raisin tree detoxifies and Australian lemon myrtle helps balance oil production. Gideon Grudo, NBC News, "New & Notable: Latest products from Amazon, Fenty, Allbirds and more," 26 Oct. 2020 It’s formulated with vitamin E to protect against free-radical damage and aloe leaf juice for softness and hydration. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts now for Nordstrom card holders," 13 Aug. 2020 It’s formulated with vitamin E to protect against free-radical damage and aloe leaf juice for softness and hydration. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts now for Nordstrom card holders," 13 Aug. 2020 It’s formulated with vitamin E to protect against free-radical damage and aloe leaf juice for softness and hydration. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts now for Nordstrom card holders," 13 Aug. 2020 It’s formulated with vitamin E to protect against free-radical damage and aloe leaf juice for softness and hydration. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts now for Nordstrom card holders," 13 Aug. 2020 It’s formulated with vitamin E to protect against free-radical damage and aloe leaf juice for softness and hydration. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts now for Nordstrom card holders," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of aloe

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aloe

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, dried juice of aloe leaves, from Greek aloē

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The first known use of aloe was before the 12th century

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12 Jan 2021

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“Aloe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloe. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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aloe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aloe

: a tropical plant that has heavy leaves which produce a thick liquid used in medicines, cosmetics, etc.

aloe

noun
al·​oe | \ ˈal-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce aloe (audio) \

Medical Definition of aloe

1 capitalized : a large genus of succulent chiefly southern African plants of the lily family with basal leaves and spicate flowers
2 : a plant of the genus Aloe
3 : the dried juice of the leaves of various aloes used especially formerly as a purgative and tonic usually used in plural but singular in construction

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