crosier

noun
cro·​sier | \ˈkrō-zhər \
variants: or

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

First Known Use of crosier

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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