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cro·sieror cro·zier (krō′zhər)
1. A staff with a crook or cross at the end, carried by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office.
2. Botany See fiddlehead.
[Middle English croser, from Old French crossier, staff bearer (influenced by croisier, one who bears a cross), from crosse, crosier, of Germanic origin.]
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
2. (Botany) the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook
[C14: from Old French crossier staff bearer, from crosse pastoral staff, literally: hooked stick, of Germanic origin]
or cro•zier(ˈkroʊ ʒər)
1. a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd's crook. See illus. at cope 2.
2. the coiled tip of a plant part, as a fern frond.
See also related terms for staff.