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pod-(word root) foot
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a. A dehiscent fruit of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting along two sides.
b. A dry, several-seeded, dehiscent fruit. Also called seedpod.
2. Zoology An egg case of certain insects, especially a locust or other orthopteran.
3. Geology An deposit of rock or sediment that is much longer than it is wide.
4. A casing or housing forming part of a vehicle, as:
a. A streamlined external housing that encloses engines, machine guns, or fuel.
b. A detachable compartment on a spacecraft for carrying personnel or instrumentation.
5. Something resembling a pod, as in compactness.
v. pod·ded, pod·ding, pods
1. To bear or produce pods.
2. To expand or swell like a pod.
To remove (seeds) from a pod.
A group of marine mammals, such as whales, or of certain other animals, such as hippopotamuses.
1. The lengthwise groove in certain boring tools such as augers.
2. The socket for holding the bit in a boring tool.
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a. the fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe
b. the seedcase as distinct from the seeds
2. (Botany) any similar fruit
3. (Aeronautics) a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc
4. (Civil Engineering) an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers
vb, pods, podding or podded
5. (Cookery) (tr) to remove the pod or shell from (peas, beans, etc)
6. (Botany) (intr) (of a plant) to produce pods
[C17: perhaps back formation from earlier podware bagged vegetables, probably from pod, variant of cod2 + ware1]
(Zoology) a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds
[C19: of unknown origin]
1. (Tools) a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
2. (Tools) the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool
[C16: of unknown origin]
1. (Commerce) pay on delivery
2. (Computer Science) print on demand
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. pod•ded, pod•ding. n.
1. an elongated seed vessel that splits easily along the sides at maturity, as that of the pea or bean.
2. an insect egg case.
3. a streamlined enclosure, housing, or detachable container, esp. on an aircraft or other vehicle.v.i.
4. to produce pods.
5. to swell out like a pod.
[1680–90; appar. back formation from podder,podware, alter. of codware bagged vegetables =cod husk, bag (compare Old English codd bag and Old Norse koddi pillow, scrotum) + -ware crops, vegetables]
a small herd or school, esp. of seals or whales.
[1825–35, Amer.; perhaps identical with pod1]
the straight groove or channel in the body of certain augers or bits.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain; perhaps continuing Old English pād covering, cloak, the socket being thought of as something that conceals (though the phonology is irregular)]
a combining form meaning “foot”: podiatry.Also, esp. before a consonant,podo-.
[comb. form representing Greek poús (genitive podós) foot]
a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to New Latin class names ending in -poda, with -pod used in English to name a single member of such a class: cephalopod. Compare -ped.
[< New Latin < Greek -pod-, s. of -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot]
port of debarkation.
1. pay on delivery.
2. Post Office Department.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A fruit or seed case that splits along two seams to release its seeds when it matures. Legumes, such as peas and beans, produce pods.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- pod - A group of whales (or seals or dolphins), or a small flock of birds.
- boll weevil - From Old English wifel, "beetle," and boll, the pod of the cotton plant, which this beetle attacks.
- chalice - From Latin calix, "cup," and Greek kalux, "pod."
- vanilla - Once thought to be an aphrodisiac because its pod resembled the vagina; its name comes from the Spanish for "little vagina."
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Poda 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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: podded
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Noun||1.||pod - the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)|
husk - outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
|2.||pod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant|
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
peanut - underground pod of the peanut vine
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
okra - long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
cowage - pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
loment - seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments
|3.||pod - a group of aquatic mammals|
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
animal group - a group of animals
|4.||pod - a detachable container of fuel on an airplane|
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
|Verb||1.||pod - take something out of its shell or pod; "pod peas or beans"|
shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
|2.||pod - produce pods, of plants|
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قَرْن الفول او اللوبيا
pod[pɒd] N → vaina f
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n (Bot) → Hülse f; (of peas also) → Schote f; (Aviat) (for missiles etc) → Magazin nt; (for jet engine) → Gehäuse nt
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
the long seed-case of the pea, bean etc. peul قَرْن الفول او اللوبيا ушулка vagem lusk die Hülse bælg φλούδαvaina kaun, kõder غلاف؛ پوست palko cosseתרמיל फली mahuna hüvely polong (fræ)belgur baccello さや 꼬투리, 깍지 ankštis pāksts lenggai dopbelg, skjelm strąk د لوبيا يا نخود پوست vagem păstaie стручок struk strok mahuna skida, balja, kapsel ฝักถั่ว tohum zarfı 豆莢 стручок پھلي quả đậu 豆荚
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