aloe vera

\ -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 monthly subscription kit also includes a pre-shave oil, shaving brush and shaving cream enriched with shea butter, vitamin E and aloe vera. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "200 Black-owned businesses to support in 2021," 27 Feb. 2021 The newest and most popular blend, sandalwood, is scented with notes of leather, musk, spice, cedarwood, smoke, and cardamom crafted with a blend of safflower oil, green tea extract, glycerin and inner leaf aloe vera. Necee Regis,, "Pop-up igloos at Ocean Edge Resort, a car rental app comes to Boston, and Club Med debuts in Canada," 17 Feb. 2021 The publication filmed the entire procedure, in which a plastic surgeon used a special mixture of medical-grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil, and acetone. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Woman finally gets Gorilla Glue out of hair after four-hour surgery," 11 Feb. 2021 Fifteen years later, the family would do an addition, putting in a large closet and a greenhouse for cacti and jade and aloe vera. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "Fairytale $2M home outside of Minneapolis was inspired by medieval castles," 22 Jan. 2021 Plus, DUDE Wipes are unscented and contain naturally soothing aloe vera and vitamin E to pamper your behind. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 personal care products designed specifically for men," 8 Oct. 2020 Some easy-to-care-for indoor plants include lucky bamboo, succulents, aloe vera, peace lily, snake, jade and ZZ plants. Helen Bond, Dallas News, "Happiness hacks: Here are three ways to a happier you," 28 Dec. 2020 The Linhart toothpaste contains aloe vera and linämel, enamel protection formulated with three essential ingredients: theobromine, fluoride, and xylitol. Rachel King, Fortune, "The best beauty and wellness presents of 2020," 1 Nov. 2020 Key ingredients include skin-calming green tea extract and hydrating aloe vera extract. Gabrielle Pharms, USA TODAY, "10 amazing beauty gifts from BIPOC-owned brands," 19 Dec. 2020

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Aloe vera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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

\ -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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