sod

Sod is grass and the layer of soil that's just below it. When you step onto a grassy soccer field, your cleats will sink into the sod.

You can also call sod "turf." A green, grassy lawn is covered with sod, and if you plant a yard with brand new sod, you sod it. Experts know that sod comes either from a Middle Dutch or Middle Low German root, but beyond that it's a bit of a mystery. Some guesses connect it to sog, from the idea of wet sod saturated with water—or soggy sod.

Primary Meanings of sod

1.
nv
surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
cover with sod
2.
n
someone who engages in sodomy
Full Definitions of sod
1

n surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

Synonyms:
greensward, sward, turf
Types:
divot
a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
Type of:
ground, land, soil
material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

v cover with sod

Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
2

n someone who engages in sodomy

Type of:
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

n an informal British term for a youth or man

“the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink”
Type of:
bozo, cat, guy, hombre
an informal term for a youth or man

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