One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British A cooking apple of a large ribbed variety.
- ‘The cooking equivalent was the Costard, which gave rise to the term costermonger, first applied to apple salesmen.’
2humorous, archaic A person's head.skull, cranium, crownView synonyms
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from coste ‘rib’, from Latin costa.
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