(among North American Indians and some other aboriginal peoples) a woman believed to possess magical or supernatural powers; a female shaman.
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How to use medicine woman in a sentence
Poa, greatly saddened by her unkindness, consulted an old medicine-woman, to see whether the scar might not be removed.The Myths of the North American Indians | Lewis Spence
Ania is niece to the old medicine-woman in the stone wigwam at St. Valier; going to see her, eh?The Golden Dog | William Kirby
The medicine-woman eagerly watched these changes and repeated her previous query.The Delight Makers | Adolf Bandelier
He felt sure, however, that the strange old medicine woman would prove a valuable ally.Spotted Deer | Elmer Gregor
In a few suns more she will be a great medicine woman, foretelling things that shall come to the tribes.