noun (1)
\ ˈtäd How to pronounce tod (audio) \

Definition of tod

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scotland
: fox


noun (2)

Definition of tod (Entry 2 of 2)

1 British : a bushy clump (as of ivy)
2 archaic : any of various units of weight for wool especially : one equal to 28 pounds (13 kilograms)

First Known Use of tod

Noun (1)

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tod

Noun (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)

Middle English todd, todde; probably akin to Old High German zotta tuft of hair

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