Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wild sweet cherry tree, especially one used as grafting stock.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See mazard.

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  • noun A sweet cherry, with taxomonic name Prunus avium

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  • noun wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps alteration of Middle English mazer, goblet, hard wood; see mazer.]

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  • Slang for the head or face; also, mazard or mazer. HAMLET: "Chapless and knocked about the mazzard with a sexton's spade."

    --From Slang and its Analogues, Past & Present compiled by J.S. Farmer.

    March 28, 2009

  • "Gooseberries and raspberries came from Motte's fruit cages. Mazzards and bigaroons followed."

    John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk, p 183

    November 10, 2012