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."

Primary Meanings of pod

1.
nv
the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
take something out of its shell or pod
2.
n
a group of aquatic mammals
3.
n
a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
Full Definitions of pod
1

n the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

Synonyms:
cod, seedcase
Types:
pea pod, peasecod
husk of a pea; edible in some garden peas
Type of:
husk
outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

n a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

Synonyms:
seedpod
Types:
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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

v take something out of its shell or pod

pod peas or beans”
Type of:
shell
remove from its shell or outer covering

v produce pods, of plants

Type of:
acquire, develop, get, grow, produce
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
2

n a group of aquatic mammals

Type of:
animal group
a group of animals
3

n a detachable container of fuel on an airplane

Synonyms:
fuel pod
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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