Definitions for: Pod


[n] a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
[n] a group of aquatic mammals
[n] a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
[n] the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
[v] produce pods, of plants
[v] take something out of its shell or pod, such as peas or beans



Webster (1913) Definition: -pod [See Foot.]
A combining form or suffix from Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot; as,
decapod, an animal having ten feet; phyllopod, an animal
having leaflike feet; myriapod, hexapod.


Pod, n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same
word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan. pude pillow, cushion,
and also E. cod a husk, pod.]
1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Tusser.

2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry
dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A considerable number of animals closely
clustered together; -- said of seals.

Pod auger, or pod bit, an auger or bit the channel of
which is straight instead of twisted.


Pod, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Podded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Podding.]
To swell; to fill; also, to produce pods.

Synonyms: cod, fuel pod, seedcase, seedpod

See Also: acquire, aeroplane, airplane, animal group, blower, cetacean, cetacean mammal, container, cowage, develop, fruit, get, grow, husk, legume, loment, okra, pea pod, peanut, peasecod, pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal, plane, produce, screw bean, shell

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