a Hispanic healer who makes use of folk medicine, rituals, etc.
Origin of curanderoAmerican Spanish from Sp, healer from curar, to heal from Classical Latin curare: see curative
A man who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.
Origin of curanderoAmerican Spanish from Spanish curar to cure from Latin cūrāre to cure, take care of from cūra care ; see cure .
(plural curanderos or curanderoes)
- (often italicized) A traditional Central American healer
From the Spanish.