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1A 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.’
- 1.1humorous, archaic A person's head.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from coste ‘rib’, from Latin costa.
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