medicine show definition by Webster's New World
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Historical a show given by entertainers who traveled from town to town, in order to sell cure-alls and nostrums
medicine show definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A traveling show, popular especially in the 19th century, that offered varied entertainment, between the acts of which medicines were peddled.