curandera

[koo-rahn-de-rah; English koo r-uh n-dair-uh]
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noun, plural cu·ran·de·ras [koo-rahn-de-rahs; English koo r-uh n-dair-uh z] /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.

Nearby words

  1. cur. adv. vult,
  2. curable,
  3. curacao,
  4. curacy,
  5. curagh,
  6. curanderismo,
  7. curandero,
  8. curare,
  9. curariform,
  10. curarine

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