fire-cure

fire-cure
\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
: to cure (tobacco) over open fires in direct contact with the smoke — compare flue-cure

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/fuyeur"kyoor'/, v.t., fire-cured, fire-curing.
to cure (tobacco) by means of open fires, the smoke and flame imparting a creosotic flavor.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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fire-cure «FYR KYUR», transitive verb, -cured, -cur|ing.
to dry and thus to prepare (tobacco) for use by hanging over open fires. Fire-cured tobacco is usually dark in color and has a noticeably smoky flavor.

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