a Hispanic healer who uses magic, folk medicine, etc. to treat whatever ails a patient
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.