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  Dictionary Definition of pods

pod [1]
noun
1. a more or less elongated, two-valved seed vessel, as that of the pea or bean.
2. a dehiscent fruit or pericarp with several seeds.
3. Aeronautics a streamlined structure suspended under the wing of an aircraft for housing a jet engine, cargo, missiles, or other weapons.
4. a protective housing for a nuclear reactor.
-- verb ( podded, podding )
-- verb (i)
5. to produce pods.
6. to swell out like a pod.
-- verb (t)
7. to remove the shell from.
-- phrase
8. in pod, Colloquial pregnant.
[apparently backformation from podder peasecod-gatherer. Cf. podder, var. of podware, unexplained var. of codware podded vegetables (from COD2 pod, bag + -ware crops, vegetables)]