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1. pl. dozen Abbr. doz. or dz. A set of 12.
2. dozens An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to run.
[Middle English dozeine, from Old French dozaine, from doze, twelve, ultimately from Latin duodecim : duo, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]
doz′enth (-ənth) adj.
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