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sun-cured

[suhn-kyoo rd] /ˈsʌnˌkyʊərd/
adjective
1.
cured or preserved by exposure to the rays of the sun, as meat, fish, fruit, tobacco, etc.
Origin of sun-cured
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • All cigar leaf tobacco is sun-cured, and as a general rule pipe smoking and chewing tobacco are cured by artificial heat.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • The bows were made of sun-cured hickory saplings the size of a mans wrist and eight feet long.

  • All looked at him as he stood on his cauterized feet, stretching his arms, lean and sun-cured, upward in the firelight.

    Lazarre Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Then from their bases leap the rolling foot-hills, brown and bare but for the dense growth of the sun-cured buffalo-grass.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • His shirt sleeves were rolled up and his arms were the color of sun-cured tobacco, or the mud pies that sister used to bake.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for sun-cured

sun-cured

adjective
1.
cured or preserved by exposure to the sun
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