pod definition

  • noun:
    • Botany A dehiscent fruit of a leguminous plant such as the pea.
    • Botany A dry, several-seeded, dehiscent good fresh fruit. Also called seedpod.
    • Zoology A protective covering that encases the eggs of some bugs and fish.
    • A casing or housing forming element of an automobile, because:
    • A streamlined outside housing that encloses machines, device weapons, or gas.
    • Aerospace A detachable compartment on a spacecraft for carrying employees or instrumentation.
    • Something resembling a pod, as with compactness.
    • A school of marine mammals, like seals, whales, or dolphins. See Synonyms at flock1.
    • The lengthwise groove in some boring tools like augers.
    • The socket for keeping the little bit in a boring device.
    • a seed situation for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers)
    • a tiny car, specifically used in disaster circumstances
    • several whales, dolphins, porpoises or hippopotami.
    • A bag; a pouch.
    • A capsule of plant, specially a legume; a dry dehiscent fresh fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous.
    • a number of animals closely clustered together; -- stated of seals.
    • In botany, a more or less elongated cylindrical or flatfish seed-vessel, at the time of the pea, bean, catalpa, etc.; theoretically, a legume or silicle, but used frequently to any dried out dehiscent (mostly)sever-al-seeded pericarp, whether of just one carpel (hair follicle, knee ume)or of a number of (pill). See slices under Arachis, balloon-vine, circumscissile, Crueiferæ, divi-divi, and Eriodendron.
    • The straight channel or groove in the torso of specific forms of augers and boring-bits.
    • The pike when nearly full-grown.
    • A school or shoal, by fishes or whales; a bunch or quantity, since seals or walruses.
    • . The knife of a cricket-bat.
    • a several-seeded dehiscent good fresh fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
    • a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
    • the vessel which has the seeds of a plant (perhaps not the seeds themselves)
    • a team of aquatic animals
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To bear or create pods.
    • to grow or enlarge like a pod.
    • To swell; to fill; also, to make pods.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to eliminate (seeds) from a pod.
  • verb:
    • To keep or produce pods
    • to eliminate peas from their particular case.
    • To swell or fill.
    • create pods, of plants
    • just take something from its layer or pod
  • others:
    • To swell and believe the appearance of a pod.
    • To produce pods.
    • To drive seals or walruses into a pod or bunch for the purpose of clubbing all of them.
    • to gather in little groups: especially put on the pups, or younger, of fur-seal.

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