- 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
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Examples from the Web for sun-cured
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.Lazarre
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.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
B. F. Riley
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.
- cured or preserved by exposure to the sun
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