costard

noun
cos·​tard | \ ˈkä-stərd How to pronounce costard (audio) \

Definition of costard

1 : any of several large English cooking apples
2 archaic : noddle, pate

First Known Use of costard

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for costard

Middle English

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“Costard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/costard. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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