Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to mazzard: mazzard cherry


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

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


(ˈmæzəd) or


(Plants) a wild sweet cherry tree, Prunus avium, often used as a grafting stock for cultivated cherries
[C16: perhaps related to mazer]


(ˈmæz ərd)

a wild sweet cherry, Prunus avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries.
[1570–80; earlier mazer; compare obsolete mazers spots, measles; see -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mazzard - wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for graftingmazzard - wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting
Prunus avium, sweet cherry - large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation
References in classic literature ?
those he thwacketh upon the mazzard and dispelleth.
Message content and characteristics, such as valence, volume and rating of communication, have been receiving a lot of attention (Sweeney, Soutar, & Mazzard, 2007).
2014) investigated the impact of Mazzard seedlings and Colt rootstocks on tree growth and other features of seven sweet cherry cultivars which were grown in a high- density planting system.
A two-Z Hazzard, he's a duke, But I'll bet you a fruiting mazzard you never met a three-Z hazzzard.
Cryopreservation of dormant orthodox seed of forest trees: mazzard cherry (Prunus avium L.