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English definition of “pod”


noun [C] uk   /pɒd/ us    /pɑːd/

pod noun [C] (PLANT)

a long, narrow, flat part of some plants, such as beans and peas, that contains the seeds and usually has a thick skin: seed pods a pea/vanilla podParts of plants

pod noun [C] (AIRCRAFT)

a long, narrow container that is attached to an aircraft for carrying engines, weapons, extra fuel, etc.: an escape/storage/accommodation pod a space podParts of aeroplanes

pod noun [C] (WHALES/DOLPHINS)

a group of sea mammals such as whales or dolphins
(Definition of pod from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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