aloe vera[vir′ə, ver′ə]
The aloe vera plant.
- an aloe (Aloe vera) often kept as a houseplant: its juice is thought to heal cuts and burns
- this plant's juice, often added to cosmetics, ointments, etc.
- A species of aloe (Aloe vera) having fleshy serrated leaves and yellow flowers.
- The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, widely used in topical preparations for its soothing effect on the skin. In both senses also called aloe.
Origin of aloe veraLatin aloē, aloe plant + vēra, feminine of vērus, true.