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pod1 / päd/ • n. 1. an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe. ∎  the egg case of a locust. ∎  Geol. a body of rock or sediment whose length greatly exceeds its other dimensions: pods of blue quartz in Virginia. ∎  a narrow-necked purse seine for catching eels. 2. a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function: the torpedo's sensor pod contains a television camera. • v. (pod·ded, pod·ding) 1. [intr.] (of a plant) bear or form pods: the peas have failed to pod. 2. [tr.] remove (peas or beans) from their pods prior to cooking. DERIVATIVES: pod·like / -ˌlīk/ adj. pod2 • n. a small herd or school of marine animals, esp. whales.

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Pod

a small herd or school of birds or mammals; a small herd of seal or whales.

Examples : pod of birds; of coots, 1832; of porpoises; of seals, 1897; of sperm whales, 1840; of whales, 1898; of whiting.

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pod (in botany)

pod or legume, dehiscent fruit of a member of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). At maturity the pod splits along its two seams and releases the enclosed seeds.

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pod A fruit that dehisces down both sides into 2 separate valves, which are most typically dry and somewhat woody. Pods are the characteristic fruit of the Leguminosae.

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pod XVII. prob. back-formation from dial. podware, podder (XVI), of unkn. orig., which succeeded to †codware (XIV; see COD1, WARE1).

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pod (in aviation)

pod, in aviation: see airplane.

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pod

pod See legume.

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pod

podbod, clod, cod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, rod, scrod, shod, sod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad •demigod • amphipod • unipod •tripod • isopod • myriapod • decapod •cephalopod • monopod • macropod •gastropod • arthropod • sauropod •ramrod • Nimrod • hotrod • pushrod •goldenrod • Novgorod • slipshod •roughshod • eisteddfod • tightwad

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POD

POD pay on death
• pay(ment) on delivery
• (ital.) Pocket Oxford Dictionary
• port of debarkation
• (USA) Post Office Department

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Pod

Pod Computing power-on diagnostics

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