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crozier a hooked staff carried by a bishop as a symbol of pastoral office, originally denoting the person who carried a processional cross in front of an archbishop. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes partly from Old French croisier ‘cross-bearer’, from croix ‘cross’ based on Latin crux; reinforced by Old French crocier ‘bearer of a bishop's crook’.

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1. The hook-shaped tip, reminiscent of a bishop's crozier, of the ascogenous (see ASCOGONIUM) dikaryotic (see DIKARYON) hypha. Its 2 nuclei divide simultaneously, followed by cytokinesis, and further divisions lead to the formation of an ascus.

2. (fiddlehead) In ferns, the tightly coiled leaf before it opens.

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cro·zier / ˈkrōzhər/ (also cro·sier) • n. a hooked staff carried by a bishop as a symbol of pastoral office. ∎  the curled top of a young fern.

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Crozier. The ceremonial staff carried by Christian bishops (and sometimes by abbots and abbesses).

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crozier

crozier see CROSIER.

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