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)