- a former English weight for wool, about 28 pounds
- a bushy clump of ivy, etc.
Origin: Middle English todde, probably from Low German source, as inch(es) East Frisian todde, tod, a bundle, pack, load, akin to German zotte, tuft of hair from Indo-European an unverified form det- from base an unverified form dā(i)-, to divide from source tide
Origin: Middle English from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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noun Chiefly British
- A unit of weight for wool, especially one equivalent to about 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms).
- A bushy clump, as of ivy.
Origin: Middle English todde.