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cos·tard

 (kŏs′tərd)
n.
1. An English variety of large cooking apple.
2. Archaic The human head.

[Middle English, from Old North French, possibly from coste, rib (from its ribbed appearance), from Latin costa; see kost- in Indo-European roots.]

costard

(ˈkʌstəd)
n
1. (Plants) an English variety of apple tree
2. (Plants) the large ribbed apple of this tree
3. archaic jocular a slang word for head
[C14: from Anglo-Norman, from Old French coste rib]

cos•tard

(ˈkɒs tərd, ˈkɔ stərd)

n.
1. a large English variety of apple.
2. Archaic. the head.
[1250–1300; Middle English]
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