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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 of herbalist
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; herbal + -ist
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Examples from the Web for herbalist
Historical Examples
  • It was between this convent and a herbalist's that the shop transformed into a studio was situated.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • I believe he has a weakness for your neighbour, the herbalist woman.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • The herbalist felt the energy of his language and was subdued.

  • The herbalist, talking volubly, accompanied him to the door.

  • Gerarde, the great English herbalist, 1597, does not mention them.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • In a rosery of Fetter lane of Gerard, herbalist, he walks, greyedauburn.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • It is not their uses that attract him; that is the business of the herbalist.

  • At last I hinted to him that my grandmother was a herbalist, and a skilful one.

    Indian Boyhood [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • Parkinson gives more beauty recipes than any other herbalist.

    The Old English Herbals Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
  • There is still another German herbalist of the sixteenth century whose work must not be overlooked.

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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