mazzard


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maz·zard

 (măz′ərd)
n.
A wild sweet cherry tree, especially one used as grafting stock.

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

mazzard

(ˈmæzəd) or

mazard

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

maz•zard

(ˈmæz ərd)

n.
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
Translations
References in classic literature ?
those he thwacketh upon the mazzard and dispelleth.
A two-Z Hazzard, he's a duke, But I'll bet you a fruiting mazzard you never met a three-Z hazzzard.
Trade names for European cherry include gean, mazzard, fruit cherry, wild cherry, merisier, kers and kirsche.