aloe vera

noun
\ -ˈver-ə How to pronounce aloe vera (audio) , -ˈvir- How to pronounce aloe vera (audio) \

Definition of aloe vera

: an aloe (Aloe barbadensis synonym 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
Recent Examples on the Web The uppers are made of post-consumer plastic that’s coated with quartz for durability, and the rest is a mixture of recycled and natural rubber, aloe vera, and food waste native to Brazil, like sugar cane, coconut, palm tree leaves, and corn. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Future of Fashion is Circular: Why the 2020s Will Be About Making New Clothes Out of Old Ones," 19 Dec. 2019 The small, effervescent capsule contains eight essential greens — spinach, kale, spiraling, chlorella, barley grass, blue-green algae, aloe vera and wheatgrass — to give you a boost and a huge dose of vitamins C, B5, B6 and B12. Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com, "21 Wellness, Fitness & Feel-Good Events and Products We're Loving Right Now," 17 Dec. 2019 Tastea offers mix-in options such as lychee, jackfruit, and aloe vera, which deliver the same eating-while-drinking satisfaction of the tapioca pearls in traditional boba drinks. Los Angeles Times, "8 boba spots in the SGV," 2 Oct. 2019 If that's the case, ask your stylist for a cooling gel, like aloe vera, to calm your skin. Harper's BAZAAR, "Exactly What You Need to Know About Eyebrow Threading," 30 Sep. 2019 Add on grass jelly, boba, aloe vera or custard pudding for 55 cents. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "3 awesome new Bay Area tea houses," 12 Aug. 2019 This no-frills sunscreen from Walgreens contains glycerin and aloe vera to hydrate and soothe stressed-out skin. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, ""Consumer Reports" Just Dropped Its List of Best Sunscreens for Summer 2019," 2 May 2019 The Peach Blossom Leaf Face Mask ($9.99 for a pack of six; amazon.com) contains a range of natural botanical extracts, including peach, cactus, aloe vera and algae. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "10 top-rated sheet masks you can buy on Amazon right now," 11 Sep. 2019 The floral, light-hydrating mist retails for $56, laurelskin.com Embryolisse The French favorite came onto the scene when a Parisian dermatologist mixed three ingredients — shea butter, beeswax and aloe vera — into one product. Los Angeles Times, "Rosacea treatments: 10 creams, lotions and salves that promise to save your skin," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of aloe vera

1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aloe vera

New Latin, species name, from Aloe + Latin vera, feminine of verus true — more at very entry 2

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9 Jan 2020

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“Aloe vera.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloe%20vera. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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aloe vera

noun
How to pronounce aloe vera (audio) How to pronounce aloe vera (audio)

English Language Learners 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

aloe vera

noun
\ -ˈver-ə How to pronounce aloe vera (audio) , -ˈvir- How to pronounce aloe vera (audio) \

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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