from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who practises healing by means of herbs or simples.


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  • I am no worshipper of Hygeia, who was the daughter of that old herb-doctor


  • Back of her chair lay a bundle of white-oak splits for use in her by-trade of basket-weaver; above them hung bundles of drying herbs, for Nancy was a sick-nurse and a bit of an herb-doctor.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • She asked over and over again about the girls the herb-doctor had cured; and when the day for their departure came she was quite pleased and excited, and walked out through the crowd of sympathetic neighbors.

    Hillsboro People

  • "The sick person must do all," said the herb-doctor.

    Hillsboro People

  • While she waited, the trader, who was staying overnight in that house, went on with a long story about an Indian herb-doctor, of whose cures he had heard marvelous tales, three days 'journey back.

    Hillsboro People

  • They made a very early start, and there is nothing more to tell about their journey except that at about seven o'clock that evening the two tired horses crept into the main street of Heath Falls, and a very much excited girl asked the first passer-by where the Indian herb-doctor lived.

    Hillsboro People

  • Her grandmother was an herb-doctor in great repute.

    Two Little Savages Being the adventures of two boys who lived as Indians and what they learned

  • Another neighbour, who has herself some reputation as an herb-doctor, says: -- 'Monday is a good day for pulling herbs, or Tuesday -- not Sunday:

    Poets and Dreamers Studies and translations from the Irish

  • But an old man says there are no such healers now as there were in his youth: -- 'The best herb-doctor I ever knew was Connolly up at Kilbecanty.

    Poets and Dreamers Studies and translations from the Irish

  • A strong belief in the supernatural influences of the place was rife within him; he knew nothing of Gideon Croft's fever and the errand that had brought the herb-doctor through the "witched mounting;" had he not been transported thither by some invisible agency, that the rocks might fall upon him and crush him?

    In the Tennessee mountains,


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