noundialect Scottish, Irish, British
1The soil used to fill a grave; (in plural) grave-clods; (by metonymy) the grave.
2Mould; earth, soil; a small lump or clod of earth; (in plural) loose or pulverized earth or soil.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Pearl. Apparently a variant of mould; for the form compare gool, variant of gold.
verbdialect Scottish, Irish, British
with object To bury (a corpse).
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From mool.