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mazzard

[ maz-erd ]
/ ˈmæz ərd /
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noun

a wild sweet cherry, Prunus avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries.

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Origin of mazzard

1570–80; earlier mazer; compare obsolete mazers spots, measles; see -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for mazzard

mazzard

mazard

/ (ˈmæzəd) /

noun

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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