Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A species of aloe (Aloe vera) having fleshy serrated leaves and yellow flowers.
  • noun The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, widely used in topical preparations for its soothing effect on the skin.

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  • noun very short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin aloē, aloe plant + vēra, feminine of vērus, true.]

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