from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large drinking bowl or goblet made of metal or hard wood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The maple tree, or maple wood.
- n. A large drinking bowl made from such wood; a mazer bowl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large drinking bowl; -- originally made of maple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hard mottled wood, understood to be maple, formerly used in making the bowls or goblets hence called mazers.
- n. A bowl or large drinking-cup without a foot, of maple or other hard wood, and often richly decorated with carving and mounted with silver or other metal.
- n. The head; the skull or brain-box: same as mazard, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large hardwood drinking bowl
Middle English, from Old French masere, kind of wood, maple burl, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman mazer, Old French mazre ("a kind of maple wood"), from a Germanic source cognate with Old High German masar (German Maser ("spot")), Icelandic mösurr ("maple"). (Wiktionary)