pod

A pod is a case that holds a plant's seeds. When you buy fresh peas from the farmer's market, they come still in their pod.

In many plants, seeds grow in groups, nestled within a pod. Peas are one such plant, and many other legumes and flowers have seed pods as well. The expression "two peas in a pod" refers to the way seeds are clustered together within the pod, and means "very similar to each other." Pod comes from the fifteenth century term podware, "seed of legumes or grain."

Definitions of pod
  1. noun
    the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    synonyms: cod, seedcase
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    pea pod, peasecod
    husk of a pea; edible in some garden peas
    type of:
    husk
    outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
  2. noun
    a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
    synonyms: seedpod
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    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
    loment
    seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments
    chickpea, garbanzo
    the seed of the chickpea plant
    lentil
    the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
    pea
    the fruit or seed of a pea plant
    field pea
    seed of the field pea plant
    black-eyed pea, cowpea
    fruit or seed of the cowpea plant
    type of:
    fruit
    the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
  3. verb
    take something out of its shell or pod
    pod peas or beans”
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    type of:
    shell
    remove from its shell or outer covering
  4. verb
    produce pods, of plants
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    acquire, develop, get, grow, produce
    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  5. noun
    a group of aquatic mammals
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    animal group
    a group of animals
  6. noun
    a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
    synonyms: fuel pod
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    type of:
    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)
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