- (among North American Indians and some other aboriginal peoples) a woman believed to possess magical or supernatural powers; a female shaman.
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Catahecassa gives him to me to help carry the medicine-woman.A Virginia Scout
One of Shotaye's neighbours stopped her to ask where the medicine-woman might be.
When a person wishes to become a medicine-man or medicine-woman, he or she acts as follows.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)</p>
Sir James George Frazer
The medicine-woman eagerly watched these changes and repeated her previous query.
Then the medicine-woman returned to the caves, taking with her every vestige of the conjuration.