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"seed of beans," 1680s, of uncertain origin; found earlier in podware "seed of legumes, seed grain" (mid-15c.), which had a parallel form codware "husked or seeded plants" (late 14c.), related to cod "husk of seeded plants," which was in Old English. In reference to pregnancy from 1890; in reference to a round belly from 1825. Meaning "detachable body of an aircraft" is from 1950. Pod people (1956) is from movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," based on novel by Jack Finney.
"herd of whales or seals," 1827, American English, of unknown origin.
A fruit or seed case that usually splits along two seams to release its seeds when mature. Legumes, such as peas and beans, produce pods.
A suffix meaning "foot." It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having "jointed feet," and sauropod, a dinosaur having "lizard feet." It is also used in the names of different kinds of limbs or limblike body parts, such as pseudopod, the "false foot" of an amoeba.
Marijuana; pot: Diane smoked jive, pod, and tea
[1952+ Narcotics; origin unknown; perhaps fr the pod, or seed container, the flowering and fruiting head of the female cannabis plant; perhaps an alteration of pot]