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doz·en  audio  (dzn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. pl. dozen Abbr. doz. or dz. A set of 12.
  2. dozens An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to run.
ADJECTIVE:
Twelve.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English dozeine, from Old French dozaine, from doze, twelve, ultimately from Latin duodecim : duo, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + decem, ten; see dek in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
dozenth  (-nth) KEY (Adjective)


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