- a person who practices healing by the use of herbs.
Origin of herb doctor
First recorded in 1850–55
Also called herbalist.
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Examples from the Web for herb doctor
"What a demoniac unfortunate" exclaimed the herb-doctor retreating.
But come, I am a herb-doctor, and also a natural bone-setter.
The Missourian eyed them in silence, which was broken by the herb-doctor.
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(ûrb, hûrb)
- One who practices healing with herbs.herbalist
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