A large drinking bowl or goblet made of metal or hard wood.
A large drinking bowl or goblet, orig. of a hard wood, probably maple, later of metal.
(archaic or historical) A large drinking bowl made from such wood; a mazer bowl.
Origin of mazer
- Middle English from Old French masere kind of wood, maple burl of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mazer, maser, from Old English *mÃ¦ser, *maser (suggested by derivative mÃ¦seren), from Proto-Germanic *masuraz, cognate with Old High German masar (German Maser (“spot")), Icelandic mÃ¶surr (“maple"). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman mazer, Old French mazre (“a kind of maple wood"), from the same Germanic source.