Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Pock-pudding noun A bag pudding; a name of reproach or ridicule formerly applied by the Scotch to the English.
Pockwood noun [ So called because formerly used as a specific for the pock.] (Botany) Lignum- vitæ.
[ Compar. Pockier
; superl. Pockiest
.] Full of pocks; affected with smallpox or other eruptive disease. Bp. Hall.
Poco adverb [ Italian ] (Mus.) A little; -- used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement; as, poco piü allegro, a little faster; poco largo, rather slow.
Pocock noun Peacock. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Pococurante noun [ Italian poco curante caring little.] A careless person; a trifler. [ R.]
Pococurantism noun Carelessness; apathy; indifference. [ R.] Carlyle.
Pocoson noun Low, wooded grounds or swamps in Eastern Maryland and Virginia. [ Written also poquoson .] Washington.
Poculent adjective [ Latin poculentus , from poculum a cup.] Fit for drink. [ Obsolete] "Some those herbs which are not esculent, are . . . poculent ." Bacon.
Poculiform adjective [ Latin poculum a cup + -form : confer French poculiforme .] Having the shape of a goblet or drinking cup.
[ Probably akin to pudding
, and perhaps the same word as pad
a cushion; confer also Danish pude
pillow, cushion, and also English cod
a husk, pod.] 1. A bag; a pouch.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Tusser. 2. (Botany) A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous . 3. (Zoology) 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 intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Podded
; present participle & verbal noun Podding
.] To swell; to fill; also, to produce pods.
[ Latin See Podagric
.] (Medicine) Gout in the joints of the foot; - - applied also to gout in other parts of body.
Podagric, Podagrical adjective [ Latin podagricus , Greek ..., from ... gout in the feet; ..., ..., Foot + ... a catching.]
1. Pertaining to the gout; gouty; caused by gout. 2. Afflicted with gout. Sir T. Browne.
Podagrous adjective Gouty; podagric.
Podalgia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., foot + ... pain.] (Medicine) pain in the foot, due to gout, rheumatism, etc.
; plural Podarthra
. [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., foot + ... joint.] (Anat.) The foot joint; in birds, the joint between the metatarsus and the toes.
Podded adjective Having pods.
Podder noun One who collects pods or pulse.
[ Italian podestÃ
, from Latin 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.
; plural Podetia
, English Podetiums
. [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., foot.] (Botany) A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, as in the so-called reindeer moss.
Podge noun [ Confer German patsche puddle, mire.]
1. A puddle; a plash. Skinner. 2. Porridge. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Podgy adjective Fat and short; pudgy.
Podical adjective [ Latin podex , podicis , the anus.] (Zoology) Anal; -- applied to certain organs of insects.
[ New Latin , from Latin podex
, anus + pes
foot.] (Zoology) See Grebe .
; plural Podia
. [ Latin , from Greek ..., dim. of ..., ..., foot. See Pew
.] 1. (Architecture) A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall.
It is especially employed by archæologists in two senses: (a) The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an amphitheater, from the top of which the seats began. (b) The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers.
. 2. (Zoology) The foot.
Podley noun (Zoology) A young coalfish.
[ See Foot
.] A combining form or prefix from Greek poy`s , podo`s , foot ; as, podo carp, podo cephalous, podo logy.
[ See Podo-
, and Branchia
.] (Zoology) One of the branchiæ attached to the bases of the legs in Crustacea.
, plural Podobranchiæ
(-ē). [ New Latin ] (Zoology) Same as Podobranch .
Podocarp noun [ Podo- + Greek karpo`s fruit.] (Botany) A stem, or footstalk, supporting the fruit.
Podocephalous adjective [ Podo- + Greek ... head.] (Botany) Having a head of flowers on a long peduncle, or footstalk.
[ New Latin , from Greek poy`s
, foot + gynh`
woman.] (Botany) Same as Basigynium
Podophthalmia noun plural
[ New Latin See Podophthalmic
.] (Zoology) The stalk-eyed Crustacea, -- an order of Crustacea having the eyes supported on movable stalks. It includes the crabs, lobsters, and prawns. Called also Podophthalmata , and Decapoda .
Podophthalmic, Podophthalmous adjective [ Podo- + Greek ... an eye.] (Zoology) (a) Having the eyes on movable footstalks, or pedicels. (b) Of or pertaining to the Podophthalmia.
Podophthalmite noun (Zoology) The eyestalk of a crustacean.
[ From Podophyllum
.] (Chemistry) A brown bitter gum extracted from the rootstalk of the May apple ( Podophyllum peltatum ). It is a complex mixture of several substances.
1. (Zoology) Having thin, flat, leaflike locomotive organs. 2. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or composing, the layer of tissue, made up of laminæ, beneath a horse's hoof.
Podophyllum noun [ New Latin , from Greek poy`s , podo`s , foot + ... leaf.]
1. (Botany) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower. There are two species, the American Podohyllum peltatum , or May apple, the Himalayan P. Emodi . 2. (Medicine) The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple ( Podophyllum peltatum ), -- used as a cathartic drug.
Podoscaph noun [ Podo- + Greek ... boat.] A canoe-shaped float attached to the foot, for walking on water.
Podosperm noun [ Podo- + Greek ... seed: confer French podosperme .] (Botany) The stalk of a seed or ovule.
Podostomata noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek poy`s
, foot + ..., ..., mouth.] (Zoology) An order of Bryozoa of which Rhabdopleura is the type. See Rhabdopleura .
; plural Podothecæ
. [ New Latin , from Greek poy`s
, foot + ... case.] (Zoology) The scaly covering of the foot of a bird or reptile.
[ Spanish , rotten.] A miscellaneous dish of meats. See Olla-podrida .
, English Poduras
. [ New Latin ; Greek poy`s
, foot + ... tail.] Any small leaping thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail. Podura scale (Zoology)
, one of the minute scales with which the body of a podura is covered. They are used as test objects for the microscope.
Podurid noun (Zoology) Any species of Podura or allied genera. -- adjective Pertaining to the poduras.
Poebird noun (Zoology) The parson bird.
Poem noun [ Latin poëma , Greek ..., from ... to make, to compose, to write, especially in verse: confer French poëme .]
1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose ; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton. 2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem ; the poems of Ossian.