noun Date: 1589 1. a person who practices healing by the use of herbs 2. a person who collects or grows herbs

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  • herbalist — 1590s; see HERBAL (Cf. herbal) + IST (Cf. ist). Earlier such a person might have been called herber (early 13c. as a surname) …   Etymology dictionary

  • herbalist — ► NOUN 1) a practitioner of herbalism. 2) a dealer in medicinal herbs …   English terms dictionary

  • herbalist — [hʉr′bəl ist, ʉr′bəlist] n. 1. Historical an author of a herbal 2. a person who grows, collects, or deals in herbs, esp. medicinal herbs …   English World dictionary

  • Herbalist — An herbalist is: [ Webster s Unabridged ; 1977] [ Webster s New International Dictionary ; 1934] [ Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary ; 1971] #A person whose life is dedicated to the economic or medicinal uses of plants. #One… …   Wikipedia

  • herbalist — UK [ˈhɜː(r)bəlɪst] / US [ˈɜrbəlɪst] noun [countable] Word forms herbalist : singular herbalist plural herbalists someone who grows, sells, or prepares herbs for use in medicine or who treats ill people with herbal medicines …   English dictionary

  • herbalist — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)bəlɪst, AM ɜ͟ː(r)b [/t]] herbalists N COUNT A herbalist is a person who grows or sells herbs that are used in medicine …   English dictionary

  • herbalist — /herr beuh list, err /, n. 1. a person who collects or deals in herbs, esp. medicinal herbs. 2. See herb doctor. 3. an author of an herbal. 4. (formerly) a botanist. [1585 95; HERBAL + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • herbalist — noun Person who cures diseases by means of medicinal herbs. Syn: herb doctor …   Wiktionary

  • Herbalist — One versed in herbal lore and, in regard to therapy, an herb doctor. * * * herb·al·ist ləst n 1) one who collects or grows herbs 2) one who practices herbal medicine * * * her·bal·ist (urґ ) (hurґbəl ist) a person versed in the use of herbs …   Medical dictionary

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