clod

A clod is a lump or chunk of something. You begin the process of making a bowl by throwing a clod of clay onto a potter's wheel.

Clod usually describes a mass or ball of dirt: "She intended to plant vegetables in her yard, but found the soil was full of hard clods and stones." An annoyingly awkward person can also be called a clod: "He always says the wrong thing — he's such a clod." The word comes from clot, which originally meant "a mass," and comes from the German Klotz, "lump or block."

Primary Meanings of clod

1.
n
a compact mass
2.
n
an awkward, stupid person
Full Definitions of clod
1

n a compact mass

Synonyms:
ball, chunk, clump, glob, lump
Types:
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clot, coagulum
a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
gob
a lump of slimy stuff
clew
a ball of yarn or cord or thread
thrombus
a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
embolus
an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
Type of:
agglomeration
a jumbled collection or mass
2

n an awkward, stupid person

Synonyms:
gawk, goon, lout, lubber, lummox, lump, oaf, stumblebum
Type of:
clumsy person
a person with poor motor coordination

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