- a staff with a crook at the top, carried by or before a bishop or abbot as a symbol of pastoral function
- Bot. fiddlehead (sense )
Origin of crosierMiddle English crocer from Old French crocier, bearer of a staff from croce, bishop's staff from Medieval Latin crocia from Frankish an unverified form krukja (akin to crutch); probably influenced, influence by associated, association with Old French croc, hook, hooked staff ( from Old Norse kr?kr: see crook)
- A staff with a crook or cross at the end, carried by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office.
- Botany See fiddlehead.
Origin of crosierMiddle English croser from Old French crossier staff bearer ( influenced by croisier one who bears a cross ) from crosse crosier of Germanic origin