aloe vera

noun \ -ˈver-ə , -ˈvir- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

  1. a skin cream that contains aloe vera

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Origin and Etymology of aloe vera

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


ALOE VERA Defined for English Language Learners

aloe vera

noun

Definition of aloe vera for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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aloe vera

noun \ -ˈver-ə , -ˈvir- \

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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