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Topic: SPACE

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from cod 'bag'; CODPIECE

pod

noun
     
pod [countable]
1HBP a long narrow seed container that grows on various plants, especially peas and beans:
a pea pod

➔ like two peas in a pod

at pea (2)
2TTS a part of a space vehicle that can be separated from the main part:
a space pod
3TTA a long narrow container for petrol or other substances, especially one carried under an aircraft wing
4 a group of sea animals, such as whales or dolphins, that swim together
5HBI a container which holds the eggs of some types of insects
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