Definition of Costard in English:

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Costard

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒstəd/
/ˈkʌstəd/

noun

1British A cooking apple of a large ribbed variety.
Example sentences
  • The cooking equivalent was the Costard, which gave rise to the term costermonger, first applied to apple salesmen.
2 archaic, humorous A person’s head.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from coste 'rib', from Latin costa.

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Line breaks: Cos|tard

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