el curandero, la curandera(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (charlatan)
a. quack
El curandero de mi calle afirma que puede curar cualquier enfermedad.The quack on my street states he can cure any illness.
b. quack doctor
Mariano iba a una curandera que le cobraba muchísimo dinero por nada.Mariano used to go to a quack doctor who charged him a ton of money for nothing.
2. (shaman)
a. witch doctor
El curandero de la tribu africana quitó el mal de ojo a la mujer.The witch doctor of the African tribe removed the evil eye from the woman.
b. healer
La curandera hizo una infusión con varios tipos de hierbas para quitarme el dolor.The healer prepared an infusion with several types of herbs to relieve my pain.
c. medicine man (masculine)
El curandero dice que la causa de la enfermedad es un espíritu maligno.The medicine man says that the cause of the illness is an evil spirit.
d. medicine woman (feminine)
Los miembros de la tribu cree que la curandera tiene poderes mágicos.The members of the tribe believe that the medicine woman has magical powers.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. quack
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curanderoa curandera
quack; quack doctor
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