Definition of herbalist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)ərbələst/


1A practitioner of herbalism.
Example sentences
  • Throughout the century, homeopathists, herbalists, practitioners of electro-magnetism, and other unorthodox healers continued to attract patients and test the reach of the law.
  • Ryan Drum, PHD has been a professional wildcrafter, herbal educator, and practicing medical herbalist for over 20 years after a successful career as an academic research scientist.
  • There are plenty of herbal books and practicing herbalists that can educate a layperson about contraindications.
1.1A dealer in medicinal herbs.
Example sentences
  • Helen Young, a herbalist at Herbie's Herbs in Toronto, says the best approach, before you go taking any chemicals or supplements, is to check for nutritional difficulties and adjust your diet accordingly.
  • That's why in some countries, there is a clear difference between the pharmacies which are thought to sell conventional medicines and the herbalists' shops supposed to handle phytodrugs.
  • Usually such female employment was an extension of household tasks - domestic servants, hairdressers, linen drapers, seamstresses, herbalists, and petty retailers of fruit, eggs and butter.
1.2An early botanical writer.
Example sentences
  • The herbalist John Gerard said it is ‘white, moist, and tough, serving very well for ropes, traces, and halters’.

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Syllabification: herb·al·ist

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