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clod

[ klod ]
/ klɒd /
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Definition of clod

noun
a lump or mass, especially of earth or clay.
a stupid person; blockhead; dolt.
earth; soil.
something of lesser dignity or value, as the body as contrasted with the soul: this corporeal clod.
a part of a shoulder of beef.
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Origin of clod

1400–50; late Middle English clodde,Old English clod- (in clodhamer fieldfare); see cloud

OTHER WORDS FROM clod

clod·di·ly, adverbclod·di·ness, nounclodlike, adjectivecloddy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clod

clod
/ (klɒd) /

noun
a lump of earth or clay
earth, esp when heavy or in hard lumps
Also called: clodpole, clod poll, clodpate a dull or stupid person
a cut of beef taken from the shoulder

Derived forms of clod

cloddy, adjectivecloddish, adjectivecloddishly, adverbcloddishness, noun

Word Origin for clod

Old English clod- (occurring in compound words) lump; related to cloud
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