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British Dictionary definitions for muti

muti

noun
  1. Southern African informal medicine, esp herbal medicine

Word Origin

from Zulu umuthi tree, medicine

Muti

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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Examples from the Web for muti

Historical Examples

  • 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


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