SwadSwad\, n. [Probably fr. AS. swe?ian to bind.] [Written also swod.]1. A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease. [Prov. Eng.] Swad, in the north, is a peascod shell -- thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow. --Blount. 2. A clown; a country bumpkin. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Country swains, and silly swads." --Greene. There was one busy fellow was their leader, A blunt, squat swad, but lower than yourself. --B. Jonson. 3. A lump of mass; also, a crowd. [Low, U.S.] 4. (Coal Mining) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam. --Raymond.
|a bunch; "a thick swad of plants"|