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medicine woman

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noun
  1. (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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Examples from the Web for medicine woman

Historical Examples

  • Catahecassa gives him to me to help carry the medicine-woman.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • One of Shotaye's neighbours stopped her to ask where the medicine-woman might be.

    The Delight Makers</p>

    Adolf Bandelier

  • When a person wishes to become a medicine-man or medicine-woman, he or she acts as follows.

  • The medicine-woman eagerly watched these changes and repeated her previous query.

    The Delight Makers</p>

    Adolf Bandelier

  • Then the medicine-woman returned to the caves, taking with her every vestige of the conjuration.

    The Delight Makers</p>

    Adolf Bandelier


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