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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.]
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(Plants) a wild sweet cherry tree, Prunus avium, often used as a grafting stock for cultivated cherries
[C16: perhaps related to mazer]
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a wild sweet cherry, Prunus avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries.
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|Noun||1.||mazzard - wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting|
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