- a surgeon.
Origin of chirurgeon
Examples from the Web for chirurgeon
We find John Devine settled as a chirurgeon in Boston in 1704.
The chirurgeon came and dressed your wound, and it is healing well.To Have and To Hold
But I feel so anxious,” said Roy; “my mother is not a chirurgeon.The Young Castellan
George Manville Fenn
The foremost was Cromwell, the other was Trappam, the chirurgeon.Boscobel: or, the royal oak
William Harrison Ainsworth
The pictures of the chirurgeon and his patient, both living, were there.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)
- an archaic word for surgeon
Word Origin and History for chirurgeon
1530s, representing a failed Renaissance attempt to restore Greek spelling to the word that had got into English as surgeon; now, thank the gods, archaic. Related: Chirurgery. Cf. French chirurgien.