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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from Low German klump

clump

1 noun
     
clump1
1 [countable] a group of trees, bushes, or other plants growing very close together
clump of
a thick clump of grass
in a clump
The roses were planted in clumps across the park.
2 [countable + of] a small mass of something such as earth or mud
3 [uncountable] the sound of someone walking with heavy steps:
I heard the clump of Ralph's boots going up the stairs.

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