crosier

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

Definition of crosier

  1. 1 :  a staff resembling a shepherd's crook carried by bishops and abbots as a symbol of office

  2. 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


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