Definition of aloe vera noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    aloe vera

    BrE BrE//ˌæləʊ ˈvɪərə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæloʊ ˈvɪrə//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a substance that comes from a type of aloe, used in products such as skin creams
  2. 2[countable] the aloe that this substance comes from
  3. Word Originearly 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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