from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A male shaman or shamanistic healer, especially among Native American peoples.
- noun A hawker of nostrums among the audience in a medicine show.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Among American Indians and other savage races, a man supposed to possess mysterious or supernatural powers: a name used in English to translate various native names.
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- noun A
Native American shamanistic healer.
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- noun a Native American shaman
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Probably a calque of Ojibwe mashkikiiwinini ("doctor"), from mashkiki ("medicine") + inini ("man").
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