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fire-cure

[ fahyuhr-kyoor ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌkyʊər /
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verb (used with object), fire-cured, fire-cur·ing.

to cure (tobacco) by means of open fires, the smoke and flame imparting a creosotic flavor.

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Origin of fire-cure

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for fire-cure

fire-cure

verb

(tr) to cure (tobacco) by exposure to the smoke and heat of an open fire
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