[ hur-buh-list, ur- ]
/ ˈhɜr bə lɪst, ˈɜr- /


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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British Dictionary definitions for herbalist

/ (ˈhɜːbəlɪst) /


a person who grows, collects, sells, or specializes in the use of herbs, esp medicinal herbs
(formerly) a descriptive botanist
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Medical definitions for herbalist

[ ûrbə-lĭst, hûr- ]


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