herb doctor

Origin of herb doctor

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called herbalist.
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Examples from the Web for herb doctor

Historical Examples of herb doctor

  • But come, I am a herb-doctor, and also a natural bone-setter.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • "What a demoniac unfortunate" exclaimed the herb-doctor retreating.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • The Missourian eyed them in silence, which was broken by the herb-doctor.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • Already, under the herb-doctor's care, she was greatly improved.

    Brothers of Peril

    Theodore Goodridge Roberts

  • She had the look, Dr. Blake told himself, which old-fashioned country nurses of the herb-doctor school refer to as "called."

    The House of Mystery

    William Henry Irwin


herb doctor in Medicine

herb doctor

[ûrb, hûrb]
n.
  1. One who practices healing with herbs.herbalist
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