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  • n. A female doctor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female doctor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See doctoress.


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  • Indeed, some of these women attained the designation of "doctress" in official reports of the day.

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  • Again and again Borrow, throughout his life, suffered from some nervous ailment which defied definition; thus, when he was fifteen, his strength and appetite deserted him and he pined and drooped, but an ancient female, a kind of doctress, who had been his nurse in his infancy, gave him a decoction of a bitter root growing on commons and desolate places, from which he took draughts till he was convalescent.

    Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration Norwich, July 5th, 1913

  • The wife of Edward Good was sought out in 1678 to cure a head sore and another "doctress" impressed the

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • A 'doctress' was one who used African herbal remedies to heal the sick and afflicted.

    Voice Online

  • Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857), she stated her father to be a soldier of Scottish descent (possibly James Grant of the 60th Regiment of Foot) and her Creole mother to be the keeper of a Kingston hotel, Blundell Hall, and a well respected 'doctress', skilled in the traditional African use of herbal remedies.


  • "ancient female, a kind of doctress," with a decoction of "a bitter root which grows on commons and desolate places."

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • February 6th, 2008 at 12: 47 pm chodin says: lisa rinna is to interviews as doctress leisa is to commenting.


  • Atleast that old ass bitch doctress has no nazi rule here.


  • There were sixteen men in pursuit of the doctress, and sixteen gun-shot wounds were found in her body when examined by the surgeon of the post.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Finally these peculiar customs brought about the punishment of a noted doctress of the Rogue River tribe, a woman who was constantly working in this professional way, and who had found a victim of such prominence among the Rogue Rivers that his unlooked for death brought down on her the wrath of all.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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