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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: 'true aloe'; aloe 1300-1400 '(dried juice of) a type of plant' from Latin, from Greek

aloe vera

noun
     
a‧loe ve‧ra
[uncountable]HBP a tropical plant with thick leaves that are filled with a liquid which is used to make medicine, cosmetics etc
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