"art of healing," Old English læcecræft; see leech (2) + craft (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for leechcraft

Historical Examples of leechcraft

  • The country was as innocent of leechcraft as the land of Canaan in the days of Abraham.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • And, being skilled in leechcraft, she drew it carefully out.

    The Scottish Fairy Book

    Elizabeth W. Grierson

  • See if your leechcraft can tell us if any of these young rogues are likely to die.

    The Black Douglas

    S. R. Crockett

  • Some of these were wounded men, and you mind that I am skilled in leechcraft.

    King Olaf's Kinsman

    Charles Whistler

  • When asked what he brought, he professed skill in leechcraft.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

    Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")