- (alchemy) An alchemist, especially one who tried to discover remedies for diseases.
Etymology: From modern Latin (term, spagirista), from (term, spagiricus, , alchemy) (probably invented by w:Paraclesus, Paracelsus).
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 1192:
- :Back when I was still a junior alchemist, passing through What Cheer, Iowa, met up with this old-school name of Doddling, who showed me how to get silver to grow just like a tree.
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