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.