Definition of medicine wheel in US English:

medicine wheel


  • A stone circle built by North American Indians, believed to have religious, astronomical, territorial, or calendrical significance.

    • ‘Also, when looking at the Lakota medicine wheel, the color white is north, symbolized by the white buffalo.’
    • ‘Like many Native American peoples, the Quero use a medicine wheel to represent and harness spiritual and healing energies.’
    • ‘The holistic healing system of the Native American Indians was represented by the medicine wheel and various animal totems, which described subtle variations of energy and personality types.’
    • ‘Located on the entrance of the Grassland National Park near the U.S. border, the place is famous for having the world's largest medicine wheel.’
    • ‘The medicine wheel is a Native American tool for storytelling and spiritual practice.’