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[suhn-kyoo rd] /ˈsʌnˌkyʊərd/
cured or preserved by exposure to the rays of the sun, as meat, fish, fruit, tobacco, etc.
Origin of sun-cured
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • All cigar leaf tobacco is sun-cured, and as a general rule pipe smoking and chewing tobacco are cured by artificial heat.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • All looked at him as he stood on his cauterized feet, stretching his arms, lean and sun-cured, upward in the firelight.


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • His shirt sleeves were rolled up and his arms were the color of sun-cured tobacco, or the mud pies that sister used to bake.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • The bows were made of sun-cured hickory saplings the size of a mans wrist and eight feet long.

  • Then from their bases leap the rolling foot-hills, brown and bare but for the dense growth of the sun-cured buffalo-grass.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for sun-cured


cured or preserved by exposure to the sun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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