from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A staff about 5 feet long, ending in a hook or curve, or, in the case of an archbishop's crozier, surmounted by an ornamented cross or crucifix, borne by or before a bishop or archbishop on solemn occasions.
  • noun One who bears the crozier or the cross; a cross-bearer.
  • noun In astronomy, a constellation, the Southern Cross. See Crux, 2.
  • noun In botany, the circinate young frond of a fern. Also crozier-head, crozier-bud.
  • noun The flat, spirally coiled shell of the cephalopodous mollusk Spirula.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See crosier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of crosier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office


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