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spawn

 (spôn)
n.
1. The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.
2. Offspring, especially when occurring in large numbers.
3. A product or an outcome: the spawn of a prodigious imagination.
4. Mycelia of mushrooms or other fungi grown in specially prepared organic matter for planting in beds.
v. spawned, spawn·ing, spawns
v.intr.
1. To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
2. To produce offspring in large numbers.
v.tr.
1. To produce or deposit (spawn).
2. To produce (offspring).
3. To produce or give rise to: tyranny that spawned revolt.
4. To plant with mycelia grown in specially prepared organic matter.

[Middle English spawne, from spawnen, to spawn, from Anglo-Norman espaundre, from Latin expandere; see expand.]

spawn′er n.

spawning

(ˈspɔːnɪŋ)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the act or process of producing or depositing eggs
b. (as modifier): spawning grounds.
2. (Zoology) (as modifier): spawning grounds.
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spawning

noun
The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:
Obsolete: increase.
Translations

spawning

[ˈspɔːnɪŋ] Ndesove m, freza f

spawning

nLaichen nt
adj
fishlaichend, Laich-; spawning timeLaichzeit f
(= sprawling)sich stark ausbreitend or vermehrend
References in classic literature ?
But he looked across a million years, at two mad creatures who had slipped the leach of the generations and who were back in the darkness of spawning life ere dawning intelligence had modified the chemistry of such life to softness of consideration.
This was a wise provision on the part of the Fish Commission, for it was necessary to give the spawning salmon some opportunity to ascend the river and lay their eggs.
Rikiskaup on behalf of the Marine Research Institute calls for tender for The Gill-net survey of spawning cod in Icelandic waters (GNS).
THE number of trout spawning in a County Durham stream is on the increase.
The spawning season of longfin dace is protracted, lasting from December-July and peaking in April (Lewis, 1978), but little is known about the preferred temperature for spawning and larval emergence.
ABSTRACT Georges Bank is the most productive sea scallop fishing ground in the world, but little is known about the regional spawning patterns.
CVF&CA member Chris White said the spawning season, from November to the end of January, was vital for salmon prospects.
Blizzard says that the rollout of spawning is occuring globally at the same time and will be made available as the day progresses.
Many anglers consider the spring spawning season the most exciting time of the year.
Mr Whitehead explained: "At this time of year amphibians are spawning.
Abstract--Most assessments of fish stocks use some measure of the reproductive potential of a population, such as spawning biomass.
As the salmon and sewin (sea trout) spawning season gets under way, Environment Agency Wales officers are trying to deter criminals.