Share this entry

Share this page

medicine wheel

Syllabification: med·i·cine wheel

Definition of medicine wheel in English:

noun

A stone circle built by North American Indians, believed to have religious, astronomical, territorial, or calendrical significance.
Example sentences
  • The holistic healing system of the Native American Indians was represented by the medicine wheel and various animal totems, which described subtle variations of energy and personality types.
  • The medicine wheel is a Native American tool for storytelling and spiritual practice.
  • Also, when looking at the Lakota medicine wheel, the color white is north, symbolized by the white buffalo.

Definition of medicine wheel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure