herbalist

[hur-buh-list, ur-]
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noun

a person who collects or deals in herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
an author of an herbal.
(formerly) a botanist.

Origin of herbalist

First recorded in 1585–95; herbal + -ist
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herbalist

noun

a person who grows, collects, sells, or specializes in the use of herbs, esp medicinal herbs
(formerly) a descriptive botanist
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Word Origin and History for herbalist
n.

1590s; see herbal + -ist. Earlier such a person might have been called herber (early 13c. as a surname).

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herbalist in Medicine

herbalist

[ûrbə-lĭst, hûr-]

n.

One who grows, collects, or specializes in the use of herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
herb doctor
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