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[kroh-zher] /ˈkroʊ ʒər/

a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd’s crook.
Botany. the circinate young frond of a fern.
a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook


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