Pococurantism to Point
(Po`co*cu*ran"tism) n. Carelessness; apathy; indifference. [R.] Carlyle.
(Po*co"son) n. Low, wooded grounds or swamps in Eastern Maryland and Virginia. [Written
also poquoson.] Washington.
(Poc"u*lent) a. [L. poculentus, fr. poculum a cup.] Fit for drink. [Obs.] "Some those herbs
which are not esculent, are . . . poculent." Bacon.
(Poc"u*li*form) a. [L. poculum a cup + -form: cf. F. poculiforme.] Having the shape of a
goblet or drinking cup.
(-pod) [See Foot.] A combining form or suffix from Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot; as, decapod, an
animal having ten feet; phyllopod, an animal having leaflike feet; myriapod, hexapod.
(Pod) n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan.
pude pillow, cushion, and also E. cod a husk, pod.]
1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Tusser.
2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous.
3. (Zoöl.) A considerable number of animals closely clustered together; said of seals.
Pod auger, or pod bit, an auger or bit the channel of which is straight instead of twisted.
(Pod), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Podded; p. pr. & vb. n. Podding.] To swell; to fill; also, to produce
(-po*da) A New Latin plural combining form or suffix from Gr. foot; as, hexapoda, myriapoda.
(Pod"a*gra) n. [L. See Podagric.] (Med.) Gout in the joints of the foot; - - applied also to gout
in other parts of body.
(Po*dag"ric Po*dag"ric*al) a. [L. podagricus, Gr. fr. gout in the feet; Foot + a catching.]
1. Pertaining to the gout; gouty; caused by gout.
2. Afflicted with gout. Sir T. Browne.
(Pod"a*grous) a. Gouty; podagric.
(Po*dal"gi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. foot + pain.] (Med.) pain in the foot, due to gout, rheumatism,
(||Po*dar"thrum) n.; pl. Podarthra [NL., fr. Gr. foot + joint.] (Anat.) The foot joint; in birds,
the joint between the metatarsus and the toes.
(Pod"ded) a. Having pods.
(Pod"der) n. One who collects pods or pulse.
(Po*des"ta) n. [It. podestà, fr. L. potestas power, magistracy. See Potent.]
1. One of the chief magistrates of the Italian republics in the Middle Ages. Brande & C.
2. A mayor, alderman, or other magistrate, in some towns of Italy.