curandera

[ koo-rahn-de-rah; English koor-uhn-dair-uh ]
/ ˌku rɑnˈdɛ rɑ; English ˌkʊər ənˈdɛər ə /

noun, plural cu·ran·de·ras [koo-rahn-de-rahs; English koor-uhn-dair-uhz]. /ˌku rɑnˈdɛ rɑs; English ˌkʊər ənˈdɛər əz/. Spanish.

a female folk healer or medicine woman who uses herbs or psychoactive plants, magic, and spiritualism to treat illness, induce visions, impart traditional wisdom, etc.; a female shaman.

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