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Pod or POD may refer to:


  • Pod, a type of fruit of a flowering plant, particularly:
    • Legume (fruit), a type of fruit common in the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
    • The husk of a legume
  • Pod, a group of marine mammals or cetaceans (e.g., whales, porpoises, dolphins)
  • "-pod", a suffix meaning "foot" used in taxonomy
    • Arthropod, literally "joint footed", a phylum of animals
    • Cephalopod, literally "head footed", a class of animals
    • Gastropod, literally "stomach footed", a class of animals
    • Tetrapod, literally "four footed", a clade of vertebrates


Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Pod (Pokémon), the Japanese name for the Pokémon character Chili
  • Pod, a fictional organic gaming console featured in the movie existenz
  • Pod, the growth medium for the replacements in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • POD, the Personal Overhaul Device on Snog Marry Avoid?
  • EVA Pod, a fictional spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Orthotube, or pod, a door-like security device in the BBC television series Spooks
  • Podracer, a type of vehicle from the Star Wars universe


Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


Electronics and computing[edit]

Transportation technologies[edit]

  • Pod (aviation), a detachable weapons pack
  • Pod (vehicle), in the proposed ULTra personal rapid transit system
  • Engine pod or nacelle, a streamlined aircraft engine enclosure
  • Escape pod, a small capsule to escape a vessel in an emergency
  • Pod propulsion, ship propulsion method also known as an azimuth thruster

Other technologies[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]