A kind-hearted person, especially a woman, who nurses or comforts others.
- To many men, a nurse in a pub might just be mistaken for a ministering angel.
- Well, a ministering angel flew out of the night.
- Besides, she was a distinguished Indologist with her own career to pursue, whereas Elizabeth was a ministering angel.
Early 17th century: with biblical allusion to Mark 1:13.
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