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muti

/ˈmʊtɪ/
noun
1.
(South African, informal) medicine, esp herbal medicine
Word Origin
from Zulu umuthi tree, medicine

Muti

/ˈmʊtɪ/
noun
1.
Riccardo (rɪˈkɑːdəʊ). born 1941, Italian conductor: musical director of Philharmonia Orchestra, London (1979–82), Philadelphia Orchestra (1980–92), and La Scala, Milan (1986–2005)
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  • With impressive solemnity we returned and presented the muti to the queen.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Now I was very curious about the "muti" of the witch-doctor.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • The 'muti' is only for royalty and some of the great indunas.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Then small portions of the muti were to be thoroughly rubbed in until the pains departed.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • The 'muti' of the white man cures all ills of the body, even when it numbers the years as the leaves of the trees.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • I am sorry I did not see the Sordi e muti, which is admirably conducted, and where the pupils by all accounts perform wonders.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville

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