Variant of pod
- a dry fruit or seed vessel developed from a single carpel enclosing one or more seeds and usually splitting along two sutures at maturity, as a legume
- a podlike container, as a cocoon of a locust
- ☆ any of various enclosures, as a streamlined housing for a jet engine
Origin: Early Modern English from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- podlike adjective
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