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mazzard

[maz-erd] /ˈmæz ərd/
noun
1.
a wild sweet cherry, Prunus avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; earlier mazer; compare obsolete mazers spots, measles; see -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for mazzard

mazard

/ˈmæzəd/
noun
1.
an obsolete word for the head, skull
2.
another word for mazer
Word Origin
C17: altered from mazer

mazer

/ˈmeɪzə/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a large hardwood drinking bowl
Word Origin
C12: from Old French masere, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse mösurr maple

mazzard

/ˈmæzəd/
noun
1.
a wild sweet cherry tree, Prunus avium, often used as a grafting stock for cultivated cherries
Word Origin
C16: perhaps related to mazer
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