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Definition of pod noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pod

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//pɒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːd//
     
    Groups of animals, Space travel
     
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  1. 1 a long thin case filled with seeds that develops from the flowers of some plants, especially peas and beans a pea pod a vanilla pod
  2. 2a small plastic container with something inside it Single-use coffee pods are the fastest growing segment of the industry.
  3. 3a long narrow container that is hung under an aircraft and used to carry fuel, equipment, weapons, etc.
  4. 4part of a spacecraft or a boat that can be separated from the main part See related entries: Space travel
  5. 5[countable] a small group of sea animals, such as dolphins or whales, swimming together a pod of adult dolphins a pod of pilot whales See related entries: Groups of animals
  6. Word Originlate 17th cent.: back-formation from dialect podware, podder ‘field crops’, of unknown origin.
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