crozier definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of crosier.
    • alternate spelling of crosier.
    • See crosier.
    • an employee about 5 feet very long, ending in a hook or bend, or, when it comes to an archbishop's crozier, surmounted by an ornamented mix or crucifix, borne by or before a bishop or archbishop on solemn occasions.
    • a person who holds the crozier and/or cross; a cross-bearer.
    • In astronomy, a constellation, the Southern Cross. See Crux, 2.
    • In botany, the circinate youthful frond of a fern. Also crozier-head, crozier-bud.
    • The level, spirally coiled layer regarding the cephalopodous mollusk Spirula.
    • an employee surmounted by a crook or cross held by bishops as emblematic of pastoral workplace

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