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currier

[kur-ee-er, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʌr-/
noun
1.
a person who dresses and colors leather after it is tanned.
2.
a person who curries horses.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; curry2 + -er1; replacing Middle English cur(r)iour, cor(r)iour < Anglo-French < Latin coriārius, equivalent to cori(um) leather + -ārius -ary

Currier

[kur-ee-er, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʌr-/
noun
1.
Nathaniel, 1813–88, U.S. lithographer.
Compare Ives (def 4).
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  • A currier is a specialist in the leather processing industry.
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currier

/ˈkʌrɪə/
noun
1.
a person who curries leather
Word Origin
C14: from Old French corier, from Latin coriārius a tanner, from corium leather
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Word Origin and History for currier
n.

late 14c., "one who dresses and colors leather," from Old French corier, from Latin coriarius "tanner, currier," from corium "hide, leather, skin" (see corium).

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