herb·​al·​ist | \ ˈ(h)ər-bə-list How to pronounce herbalist (audio) \

Definition of herbalist

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

Examples of herbalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doula and herbalist Synmia Rosine is perpetually radiant. Vogue, 5 May 2022 Join Nora Toomey, clinical herbalist of True Bloom, to discuss the roots of seasonal allergies, and learn how to support the body with plants that not only address the most common symptoms but can prevent allergies entirely. courant.com, 15 Mar. 2022 In addition to filling prescriptions, Carter was an herbalist who created formulas to treat everything from razor burn to ringworm. James E. Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2022 Caroline Archer, center, came to London from her home in rural Norfolk for the march and dressed as a wise woman and herbalist. NBC News, 5 Feb. 2022 According to herbalist Brooklyn Guillebeau, lack of compassion in the medical space is a common narrative surrounding Black and brown people. Celeste Polanco, refinery29.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Tiffani Hudson, an herbalist and mother of three children who attend Clayton’s public schools, does not see the benefit of the COVID vaccine. Aliyya Swaby, ProPublica, 6 Dec. 2021 Saint-Onge describes himself as an orthotherapist, naturopath, kinesitherapist, reiki master, holistic practitioner, herbalist and aromatherapist. NBC News, 2 Dec. 2021 Robert—a man born in Africa, enslaved in America, and now a free farmer—and his freeborn African-American herbalist wife, Mary, had worked diligently to ensure this security for themselves and their children. Janet Barber, Scientific American, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of herbalist

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2022

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“Herbalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbalist. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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herb·​al·​ist | \ -ləst How to pronounce herbalist (audio) \

Medical Definition of herbalist

1 : one who collects or grows herbs
2 : one who practices herbal medicine


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