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spawn / spôn/ • v. [intr.] (of a fish, frog, mollusk, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs: the fish spawn among fine-leaved plants | [tr.] a large brood is spawned. ∎  (be spawned) (of a fish, frog, etc.) be laid as eggs. ∎  [tr.] (of a person) produce (offspring, typically offspring regarded as undesirable): why had she married a man who could spawn a boy like that? ∎  [tr.] produce or generate, esp. in large numbers: the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces. ∎  Comput. [tr.] generate (a dependent or subordinate computer process): from time to time it spawns two copies of the ip-up program, other times only one. • n. the eggs of fish, frogs, etc.: the fish covers its spawn with gravel. ∎  the process of producing such eggs. ∎  the product or offspring of a person or place (used to express distaste or disgust): the spawn of chaos: demons and sorcerers. ∎  the mycelium of a fungus, esp. a cultivated mushroom. DERIVATIVES: spawn·er n.

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spawn

spawn cast spawn XIV–XV; engender XVI. Aphetic — AN. espaundre shed roe, var. of OF. espandre (mod. épandre) shed, spill, pour out :- L. expandere EXPAND.
Hence spawn sb. eggs of fishes, etc. XV.

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spawn

spawn A fungal mycelium. Among mushroom growers, a block of manure or other suitable substrate bearing a growth of mycelium of Agaricus bisporus, used to start a new culture of mushrooms.

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