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 Fur’s shave cream boasts a blend of aloe, marshmallow root extract, and olive oil to soothe, condition, and protect skin for a stress-free shave. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 3 June 2022 Its aloe based formula includes bacteria neutralizing probiotics and cornstarch that keeps you dry. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 May 2022 Rather than relying on harsh ingredients, this brand uses ingredients like natural minerals, argan oil, flax oil and aloe to help your curls look and feel amazing. The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2022 Soothing aloe, hydrating glycerin, and calming niacinamide are also added into the mix to guard skin against irritation. Sarah Han, Allure, 26 May 2022 Hume is a lot of good things: free of baking soda and aluminum, and loaded with moisture- and odor-absorbing kaolin clay, tapioca starch, and diatomaceous earth as well as soothing aloe. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2022 Dermatologist Scott Paviol suggests taking an oatmeal bath or applying ice or gel from an aloe plant to decrease itchiness and inflammation. Rachel Ng, Outside Online, 14 Aug. 2021 Soothing aloe, rejuvenating carrot, moisturizing olive oil, and redness-reducing birch sap are among the key ingredients. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, the aloe’s fatty acids work to strengthen your hair. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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17 Jun 2022

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“Aloe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloe. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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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