meaning of pod

pod meaning in General Dictionary

take one thing from its shell or pod

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  • produce pods, of plants
  • the vessel which has the seeds of a plant (perhaps not the seeds by themselves)
  • a small grouping of aquatic animals
  • a several-seeded dehiscent good fresh fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
  • a detachable container of fuel on a plane
  • A combining form or suffix from Gr poys podos foot as decapod an animal having ten legs phyllopod an animal having leaflike legs myriapod hexapod
  • A bag a pouch
  • To enlarge to fill and to create pods
  • A bag; a pouch.
  • A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscentu000du000a fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous.
  • a number of animals closely clustered together; -- said of seals.
  • To swell; to fill; additionally, to produce pods.

pod meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"seed of beans," 1680s, of unsure source; discovered previously in podware "seed of legumes, seed grain" (mid-15c.), which had a parallel form codware "husked or seeded plants" (belated 14c.), linked to cod "husk of seeded flowers," that was in Old English. In mention of maternity from 1890; in mention of a round belly from 1825. Meaning "detachable body of an aircraft" is from 1950. Pod men and women (1956) is from film "Invasion for the Body Snatchers," centered on novel by Jack Finney.

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  • "herd of whales or seals," 1827, American English, of not known source.

Sentence Examples with the word pod

The low flat country round Baracaldo is covered with maize, pod fruit and vines.

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