mazzard

[maz-erd]

Origin of mazzard

1570–80; earlier mazer; compare obsolete mazers spots, measles; see -ard
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Examples from the Web for mazzard

Historical Examples of 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?

    Commodore Junk

    George Manville Fenn

  • “He was killed by Mazzard with a blow meant for me,” said the buccaneer, slowly.

    Commodore Junk

    George Manville Fenn

  • But Mazzard was in power; and in a few minutes the ropes were forthcoming.

    Commodore Junk

    George Manville Fenn


British Dictionary definitions for mazzard

mazzard

mazard

noun
  1. a wild sweet cherry tree, Prunus avium, often used as a grafting stock for cultivated cherries

Word Origin for mazzard

C16: perhaps related to mazer
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