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herbalist

[hur-buh-list, ur-] /ˈhɜr bə lɪst, ˈɜr-/
noun
1.
a person who collects or deals in herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
3.
an author of an herbal.
4.
(formerly) a botanist.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; herbal + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for herbalist

herbalist

/ˈhɜːbəlɪst/
noun
1.
a person who grows, collects, sells, or specializes in the use of herbs, esp medicinal herbs
2.
(formerly) a descriptive botanist
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Word Origin and History for herbalist
n.

1590s; see herbal + -ist. Earlier such a person might have been called herber (early 13c. as a surname).

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herbalist in Medicine

herbalist herb·al·ist (ûr'bə-lĭst, hûr'-)
n.

  1. One who grows, collects, or specializes in the use of herbs, especially medicinal herbs.

  2. See herb doctor.

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