- any aloe of the species Aloe vera, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used as an emollient ingredient of skin lotions and for treating burns.
Origin of aloe vera
< New Latin: literally, true aloe
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- a juice obtained from the leaves of a liliaceous plant, Aloe vera, used as an emollient in skin and hair preparations
- the juice of this plant, used in skin and hair preparations
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aloe vera(vĕr′ə, vîr′ə)
- A species of aloe (Aloe vera) native to the Mediterranean region.
- The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, used in pharmaceutical preparations for its soothing and healing properties.
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