|1.||shaman, Also called: medicine man a man in certain societies, esp preliterate ones, who appears to possess magical powers, used esp to cure sickness but also to harm people|
|2.||a person who seeks out or hunts witches in some African tribal cultures|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
a healer or benevolent worker of magic in a nonliterate society. The term originated in England in the 18th century and is generally considered to be pejorative and anthropologically inaccurate. See also medicine man; shaman.
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