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A dozen is another name for a set whose cardinality is $12$.
The word dozen derives from the French douzaine, which derives from the word douze, the French for $12$.
The word is falling into disuse, but lives on in the rhetorical flourish where dozens is used to mean an unspecified large number.
- 1986: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers ... (previous) ... (next): $12$
- 1997: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $12$