crosier

or cro·zier

[ kroh-zher ]
/ ˈkroʊ ʒər /

noun

a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd's crook.
Botany. the circinate young frond of a fern.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of crosier

1350–1400; short for crosier-staff;Middle English crosier staff-bearer <Middle French; replacing Middle English crocer<Anglo-French. See crosse, -er2

OTHER WORDS FROM crosier

crosiered, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for crosier

British Dictionary definitions for crosier

crosier

crozier

/ (ˈkrəʊʒə) /

noun

a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook

Word Origin for crosier

C14: from Old French crossier staff bearer, from crosse pastoral staff, literally: hooked stick, of Germanic origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012