- an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe；the egg case of a locust.
- (of a plant) bear or form pods；remove (peas or beans) from their pods prior to cooking
verb: pod, 3rd person present: pods, gerund or present participle: podding, past tense: podded, past participle: podded
noun: pod, plural noun: pods
- 1. an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe gorse pods were popping in the sun
- ▪ the egg case of a locust.
- ▪ a body of rock or sediment whose length greatly exceeds its other dimensions chalk-rich pods of glaciofluvial sands and gravels
- ▪ a narrow-necked purse net for catching eels.
- 2. a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function the aircraft returned with their bomb pods empty the torpedo's sensor pod contains a camera
- ▪ a small self-contained building, structure, or compartment we were in our own cinema pod with control over the temperature and volume the lodge has six covered pods for outdoor seating
- 1. (of a plant) bear or form pods the peas have failed to pod
- 2. remove (peas or beans) from their pods prior to cooking our friends would pick and pod the peas and beans