from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An English variety of large cooking apple.
- n. Archaic The human head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a large cooking apple
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apple, large and round like the head.
- n. The head; -- used contemptuously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apple.
- n. The head.
- n. Also costerd.
Middle English, from Old North French, possibly from coste, rib (from its ribbed appearance), from Latin costa; see kost- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)