We had five podfuls for dinner on the Fourth of July, and the children celebrated the day by podding them for the cook.
How I had delighted in the growing, the blowing, the podding!
A very characteristic feature of this plant is that it quickly decays after podding, when cultivated as an annual.
"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.
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]