- 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.
See aloe vera in American Heritage Dictionary 4
In both senses also called aloe
- A species of aloe (Aloe vera) native to the Mediterranean region.
- The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, widely used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations for its soothing and healing properties.
Origin: Latin aloē, aloe plant
Origin: + vēra
Origin: , feminine of vērus, true
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