ETYM Old Eng. clodde, latter form of clot. Related to Clot.
1. A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay.
2. The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf.
3. That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the soul.
4. A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt.