Definition of crosier
1 : a staff resembling a shepherd's crook carried by bishops and abbots as a symbol of office
2 : a plant structure with a coiled end
Origin and Etymology of crosier
Middle English crocer crosier bearer, from Anglo-French crosser, from croce, crosse crosier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English crycc crutch — more at crutch
First Known Use: 15th century
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