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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈmæzəd) or


(Plants) a wild sweet cherry tree, Prunus avium, often used as a grafting stock for cultivated cherries
[C16: perhaps related to mazer]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
For the poor things would have other idols in place of 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.
The leaves of our native wild cherry, or mazzard, become rich crimson decorating hedgerows and woodland paths.Remarkable autumn colour is not confined to native and Asiatic trees.
A one-Z hazard (stolen nuke?), A two-Z Hazzard, he's a duke, But I'll bet you a fruiting mazzard you never met a three-Z hazzzard.
But in Turkey sweet cherry growing is performed by using vigorous rootstocks (Mazzard and Mahlep).
Cryopreservation of dormant orthodox seed of forest trees: mazzard cherry (Prunus avium L.).
Within this absence Elena is trapped; Dilys Rose's story 'Mazzard's Coop', in the same collection, develops this theme of entrapment, partly through a rhetoric of animals--cage birds, cats, rabbits--but thus as an extended set of metaphors for previous catastrophes, catastrophes which Mazzard may have caused but which are in any case only the signifier, in turn, for the death of a mining village --'around here, around pits, every day's a day of the dead'.