Definition of Costard

1. n. An apple, large and round like the head.



Definition of Costard

1. Noun. (British) a large cooking apple ¹

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Definition of Costard

1. a large cooking apple [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costard

costal pit of transverse process
costal pleura
costal pleurisy
costal process
costal respiration
costal surface
costal surface of lung
costal surface of scapula
costal tuberosity
costalgia
costally
costals
costamere
costameres
costar
costard (current term)
costardmonger
costardmongers
costards
costarred
costarring
costars
costate
costated
costatolide
coste
costean
costeaned
costeaning
costeanings

Literary usage of Costard

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1. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"Undoubtedly costard with the final rf elided. The name without prefix is found in ... John costard, co. Lint-, 20 Edw. IR Thomas costard, 1379: PT Yorks, p. ..."

2. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"But last comes one who " hight costard": and here we are posed indeed. Can this be Shakespeare's costard — everybody's costard — the costard of " Love's ..."

3. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"Among his S. and E. country words, Ray has " costard, the head. ... Nares shows that costard is used by Ben Jonson and B. and Fletcher. ..."

4. Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization: As by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1908)
"What proof has the nineteenth century that he did it, or could have done it ? So much for Brettell and Mauduit. But last comes one who " hight costard": ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"TV* hardly regard this aa an obsolete word : yet it is never used пот, except in an appropriated sense; a* cricket-bat. I'll try whether your costard or my ..."

6. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The "costard-monger" that Morose dreaded, still lives amongst us, and is still noisy. He bawls so loud even to this day, that he puts his hand behind his ..."

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