- a wild sweet cherry, Prunus avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries.
Origin of mazzard
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Examples from the Web for mazzard
The Mazzard now used for stocks has the faults of the species to which it belongs.
Cherries on Mahaleb are hardier to cold than those on Mazzard stocks.
What will you do—stop and serve under Captain Mazzard, or shall we go?
“He was killed by Mazzard with a blow meant for me,” said the buccaneer, slowly.
But Mazzard was in power; and in a few minutes the ropes were forthcoming.
- 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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