Spawn eater
Spawn Spawn, n. [[root]170. See {Spawn}, v. t.] 1. The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals. [1913 Webster]

2. Any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously. [1913 Webster]

3. (Hort.) The buds or branches produced from underground stems. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi. [1913 Webster]

{Spawn eater} (Zo["o]l.), a small American cyprinoid fish ({Notropis Hudsonius}) allied to the dace. [1913 Webster]


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