: 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
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aloe vera was in 1766

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Cite this Entry

“Aloe vera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloe%20vera. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

aloe vera

noun
: an aloe plant whose leaves contain a jellylike substance that is soothing to the skin
also : such a substance or a preparation consisting mostly of such a substance

Medical Definition

aloe vera

noun
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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