Definition of aloe
1 aloes plural : the fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Aquilaria agallocha) of the mezereon family
2a : any of a large genus (Aloe) of succulent chiefly southern African plants of the lily family with basal leaves and spicate flowersb : the dried juice of the leaves of various aloes used especially formerly as a purgative —usually used in plural but singular in constructionc : aloe vera
Recent Examples of aloe from the Web
The body moisturizer is packed with safflower oil, aloe and essential fatty acids, and left our upper arms moisturized for hours without any sticky feeling.
For super silky skin, massage it all over nightly then slip on a pair of aloe and vitamin E infused socks to really hydrate.
Prompt application of an ice-pack and a baking soda poultice, as well as meat tenderizer, calamine lotion, aloe or any other favorite sting treating remedies can help reduce pain and swelling.
The hydrating-but-not-heavy jar contains cocoa butter and shea butter, as well as soothing aloe.
Neutrogena Hydroboost Hydrating Cleansing Gel ($8) thoroughly cleanses yet leaves your skin supple, while L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care, which also contains aloe vera, calms and helps prevent further moisture loss.
Flavors vary by season and include favorites, such as pecan praline dulce, sea salt caramel, sweet cinnamon, strong coffee, triple rum raisin, as well as more unusual offerings like aloe, beer and honey.
The fix: While plenty of online sources say home remedies like apple cider vinegar or aloe vera can help, Brown says there's no scientific evidence to support those notions.
Petunias, pansies, aloes and citrus trees don’t just pop up out of thin air.
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Origin and Etymology of aloe
Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, dried juice of aloe leaves, from Greek aloē
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
ALOE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aloe for English Language Learners
: a tropical plant that has heavy leaves which produce a thick liquid used in medicines, cosmetics, etc.
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
4: aloe vera 2
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