any aloe of the species Aloe vera, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used as an emollient ingredient of skin lotions and for treating burns.
a juice obtained from the leaves of a liliaceous plant, Aloe vera, used as an emollient in skin and hair preparations
the juice of this plant, used in skin and hair preparations
aloe vera (věr’ə, vēr’ə)
A species of aloe (Aloe vera) native to the Mediterranean region.
The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, used in pharmaceutical preparations for its soothing and healing properties.
any chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber. . . aloes, (used with a singular verb) . the fragrant, resinous wood of an East Indian tree, Aquilaria agallocha, of the mezereum family, used as incense in the Orient. Historical Examples The bitter substances […]
a son of Poseidon, husband of Iphimedia, and foster father of Otus and Ephialtes. Historical Examples Ares was bound and held captive by the giant sons of Aloeus, and would have perished in his bonds, had not Hermes stolen him away. Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
the capital of the Pacific Ocean island of Niue, a New Zealand dependency. Historical Examples Neatest of all was our haven of Alofi, for there the houses were fenced, and a grass lawn sloped down to the edge of the cliffs. Savage Island Basil C. Thomson Alofi Church, a fine native building with concrete walls, […]