One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounEnglish Regional, Kent
Originally: field crops or their seed grains; fodder for cattle. In later use: plants having pods, pulse.
A machine which harvests pods, or removes peas from pods.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Parliamentary Papers. Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of codware, although the motivation for this is unclear<br>late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From pod + -er.
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