[ 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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Anaya recalled that decades ago certain New Mexico schools banned Bless Me, Ultima, whose protagonist is a curandera, or healer.Arizona Ethnic-Studies Ban’s Unintended Result: Underground Libraries|Megan Feldman|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I myself am a 'curandera,' or healer, and I am on my way to see a man who is very ill.Blanco y Colorado|William C. Tetley