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bush doctor

[Car.; cf. BUSH 4 ; cf. also Haitian dòtkè fey idem HCEFD ] n. 1. a practitioner of herbal remedies. = BUSH MAN (Gen.)

2. a practioner of OBEAH or witchcraft: 1934 The obeah wizard . . . (or) "bush doctor" still survives (Bell 85). (Gen.)

Tags: bush medicine, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 17:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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