Definition of Aloe vera
1. 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.
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Literary usage of Aloe vera
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1. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"aloe vera (Linné), Webb, grows in the East Indies and Barbary ; is now cultivated in the West Indies, as well as in some of the southern sections of Europe. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... Cape aloes is mainly derived, and aloe vera, a Mediterranean species frequently cultivated in the West Indies, which yields Barbadoes or hepatic aloes. ..."
3. Radiant Healing: The Many Paths to Personal Harmony and Planetary Wholeness by Bellamy Isabel, Isabel Bellamy, Donald MacLean, Maclean Donald (2005)
"Do not forget that aloe vera cuts out over 90% of the ultraviolet rays from the ... aloe vera will help healing. Burns Burns are classified according to how ..."
4. A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1903)
"... the inspissated juice of the leaves of aloe vera. Tin- preparations of aloes are all ... BP—Aloe Barbadensis, the juice of aloe vera and other species, ..."
5. Medical Botany; Or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants ...by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, Gilbert Thomas Burnett by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1834)
"... marginal teeth small, white, numerous. Flowers in spikes, drooping. Sun—Aloe vera, Mill. Diet. n. 15. Aloe rubescens, Plante's Grass*?, cum icone mala. ..."