There are 3 main definitions of pod in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɒd
 
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noun

1An elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe: gorse pods were popping in the sun
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  • Late in the season, just as the seedpods begin to split, open a pod and gather the seeds.
  • After 48 days of growth, the number of flowers, buds, and seed pods on each plant was counted as a measure of the total flower number.
  • Your aim is to allow the rosellas to simmer away gently, so that the flesh separates from the green seedpods without splitting the pods open and releasing the tiny white seeds inside.
Synonyms
shell, husk, hull, case, seed vessel;
North American shuck
technical pericarp, capsule, legume
1.1The egg case of a locust.
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  • Why do they and honey locusts have sugary pods so attractive to livestock?
  • The locusts yellow first, within days of releasing their chocolate-colored pods.
1.2 Geology A body of rock or sediment whose length greatly exceeds its other dimensions: chalk-rich pods of glaciofluvial sands and gravels
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  • I would like to add another element of mystery, though, because my specimen has some crystal ‘rods’ extending through one of the quartz pods.
  • The pods were composed of large masses of black sphalerite containing vugs of petzite on gold, galena, rhodochrosite, chalcopyrite, and pyrite.
  • Small pods of calcite, on the other hand, occur mainly in the outer portions of the intermediate zone.
1.3A narrow-necked purse net for catching eels.
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  • I then proceeded to set up my rod pod with two optonic heads.
  • A rod pod can be very useful if hard banks are present but make sure the rod tips are pointed at the lead.
  • A rod pod may or may not be needed on your chosen water, but it's as well to take one, just in case.
2 [often with modifier] A detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function: the torpedo’s sensor pod
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  • The unique fuselage pod had additional, if cramped, space for paratroopers, stretchers or freight.
  • Its 1,700-pound useful load allows for storage inside the spacious cabin or underneath the fuselage in a cargo pod.
  • At 5: 00 p.m. two life rafts are inflated on the bow, and the aircraft drops a rescue pod.

verb (pods, podding, podded)

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1 [no object] (Of a plant) bear or form pods: the peas have failed to pod
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  • Oh, and the broad beans are finally starting to pod, thanks to all the hard work by our neighbourhood bees.
  • You can buy podded soybeans at supermarkets, but seeds are easy to grow.
2 [with object] Remove (peas or beans) from their pods prior to cooking: our friends would pick and pod the peas and beans
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  • That's Tom, off at the end of the garden podding fresh peas.
  • Most people had bigger families than they do today, and Daisy remembers podding peas for thirteen people.
  • The pleasant task of helping pod the peas for Sunday lunch while eating the odd one on the sly should be part of childhood.

Origin

late 17th century: back-formation from dialect podware, podder 'field crops', of unknown origin.

Phrases

in pod

informal , dated Pregnant.

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There are 3 main definitions of pod in English:

pod2

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Pronunciation: /pɒd
 
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noun

A small herd or school of marine animals, especially whales: a pod of 500 dolphins frolicking in the bay
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  • Marine life - from schools of tiny reef fish to bigger pods of dolphins and whales - teem in the surrounding waters.
  • On the journey he encountered many stunning sights including smoking volcanoes, blazing sunrises and pods of whales and dolphins.
  • Explore the rugged coastline of the CabotTrail for inspiring and diverse land and seascapes - watch for pods of whales swimming and bald eagles soaring.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally US): of unknown origin.

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There are 3 main definitions of pod in English:

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noun

Short for print-on-demand. POD enables publishers to take chances with authors
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  • Using POD it's affordable to even print a single copy.
  • The concept of POD itself is not new in the Digital World.
  • Her post not only points toward a bright future for print-on-demand (POD) publishing, but also highlights the benefits for brick-and-mortar bookstores and self-publishing authors.

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