aloe vera /ˈvɪərə/


I. noun

1. [ mass noun] a gelatinous substance obtained from a kind of aloe, used especially in cosmetics as an emollient.
2. the plant that yields aloe vera, grown chiefly in the Caribbean area and the southern US.

Aloe vera, family Liliaceae (or Aloaceae).
– origin early 20th cent.: modern Latin, literally ‘true aloe’, probably in contrast to the American agave, which closely resembles aloe vera: both plants were formerly classified together in the lily family.

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