Origin: ME crocer < OFr crocier, bearer of a staff < croce, bishop's staff < ML crocia < Frank *krukja (akin to crutch); prob. infl. by assoc. with OFr croc, hook, hooked staff (< ON krōkr: see crook)
See crosier in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English croser
Origin: , from Old French crossier, staff bearer (influenced by croisier, one who bears a cross)
Origin: , from crosse, crosier
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
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