Definition of Curandera

1. Noun. A Mexican woman who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans.

Generic synonyms: Healer, Therapist



Definition of Curandera

1. Noun. (often italicized) A specifically female curandero, or traditional Central American healer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curandera

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curandera

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curablenesses
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curacao
curacaos
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curandera (current term)
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curarines
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Literary usage of Curandera

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1. Balancing Reading & Language Learning: A Resource for Teaching English by Mary Cappellini (2005)
"And I told them the main character, Dona Chila.was a curandera. ... I explained that a curandera also used herbs and natural products to heal people and ..."

2. Santa Teresa: Being Some Account of Her Life and Times : Together with Some by Gabriela Cunninghame Graham (1907)
"But the three months at Becedas, although not wholly fruitless, as the foregoing history proves, failed of restoring her to health. The curandera faithfully ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1894)
"The delicate girl suffered agonies from the brutal treatment of the curandera, which left her almost lifeless. " Sharp teeth seemed to gnaw incessantly at ..."

4. Mexico and Her People of To-day: An Account of the Customs, Characteristics by Nevin Otto Winter (1913)
"The curandera is also called upon to mix love potions and poisons that will ... A curandera had told the husband to get a white turkey and tie it in the ..."

5. Making Sense: Small-Group Comprehension Lessons for English Language Learners by Juli Kendall, Outey Khuon (2005)
"I've heard that they shoot trespassers," said la curandera. She thought she heard a crying sound and she ... What I Infer La curandera knows a lot about ..."

6. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"She made her livelihood as a curandera, using a decoction of the root of a plant known as palo de Texer or Peyote, which she gathered with invocation of the ..."

7. Face to Face with the Mexicans: The Domestic Life, Educational, Social and by Fanny Chambers Gooch Iglehart (1887)
"... The curandera is another outside household appendage. She is the professional nurse, and as such is faithful, ready, and attentive. ..."

8. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1827)
"... the coya, and the arador ; she was the curandera, the physician of the place. She promised to extirpate the insects ..."

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