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herb doctor

a person who practices healing by the use of herbs.
Also called herbalist.
Origin of herb doctor
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Upon this the herb-doctor would, perhaps, have run, but once more the hyæna clawed him.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • But come, I am a herb-doctor, and also a natural bone-setter.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • The Missourian eyed them in silence, which was broken by the herb-doctor.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • "What a demoniac unfortunate" exclaimed the herb-doctor retreating.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • The scrutiny accompanying this seemed unwelcome to the diffidence of the herb-doctor.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • Already, under the herb-doctor's care, she was greatly improved.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • The herb-doctor had not moved far away, when, in advance of him, this spectacle met his eye.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • She had the look, Dr. Blake told himself, which old-fashioned country nurses of the herb-doctor school refer to as "called."

    The House of Mystery William Henry Irwin
  • The herb-doctor shrank, and with reason, the laugh being strangely startling.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • As the herb-doctor withdrew, the cripple gradually subsided from his hard rocking into a gentle oscillation.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
herb-doctor in Medicine

herb doctor n.
One who practices healing with herbs. Also called herbalist.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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