folk remedy

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of folk remedy

: traditional medicines that are not prescribed by a doctor

Word by Word Definitions

folk play
  1. : a group of kindred tribes forming a nation : people

  2. : the great proportion of the members of a people that determines the group character and that tends to preserve its characteristic form of civilization and its customs, arts and crafts, legends, traditions, and superstitions from generation to generation

  3. : a certain kind, class, or group of people

  1. : originating or traditional with the common people of a country or region and typically reflecting their lifestyle

  2. : of or relating to the common people or to the study of the common people

remedy play
  1. : a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease

  2. : something that corrects or counteracts

  3. : the legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong

  1. : to provide or serve as a remedy for : relieve


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