breeding season
that period of a year in which fish are sexually active. Also called spawning season

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • season — [[t]si͟ːz(ə)n[/t]] ♦ seasons, seasoning, seasoned 1) N COUNT: usu with supp The seasons are the main periods into which a year can be divided and which each have their own typical weather conditions. Autumn s my favourite season. ...the only… …   English dictionary

  • season — 1 / si:zFn/ noun 1 IN A YEAR (C) one of the four main periods in a year; spring, summer, autumn, or winter 2 USUAL TIME FOR STH (singular) a period of time in a year when something happens most often or when something is usually done:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breeding — breed|ing [ˈbri:dıŋ] n [U] 1.) when animals produce babies ▪ Open sea fish lay several million eggs each breeding season . 2.) the activity of keeping animals or plants in order to produce animals or plants that have particular qualities ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breeding — noun (U) 1 the act or process of animals producing babies: breeding season (=the time of the year when an animal has babies) 2 the activity of keeping animals or plants in order to produce new or better types: the breeding of pedigree dogs |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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