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herbalist

[ hur-buh-list, ur- ]

noun

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


herbalist

/ ˈhɜːbəlɪst /

noun

  1. a person who grows, collects, sells, or specializes in the use of herbs, esp medicinal herbs
  2. (formerly) a descriptive botanist


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Word History and Origins

Origin of herbalist1

First recorded in 1585–95; herbal + -ist
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Example Sentences

This nourishing, all-natural moisturizer was designed by a clinical herbalist and former raft guide.

A traditional herbalist, who later crossed into Sierra Leone, treated the child.

Ann Bond, a professed herbalist, stood charged before a bench of justice with having obtained £1 by means of a subtle device.

All the memorials we have of the private history of this most industrious and zealous herbalist, are very scanty.

I heard afterwards he was a great herbalist, I think they call it, but he was a very poor fisher.

For the rest there were the apothecary, the barber and blood-letter, the bone-setter, the herbalist and the wise woman.

Gerard, the famous herbalist, lived in Holborn, and had there a large botanic garden.

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