noun see spawn I

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  • Spawner — Spawn er, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A mature female fish. [1913 Webster] The barbel, for the preservation or their seed, both the spawner and the milter, cover their spawn with sand. Walton. [1913 Webster] 2. Whatever produces spawn of any kind. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spawner — spawn ► VERB 1) (of a fish, frog, etc.) release or deposit eggs. 2) produce or generate; give rise to. ► NOUN 1) the eggs of fish, frogs, etc. 2) the mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom. DERIVATIVES spawner noun …   English terms dictionary

  • spawner — a female fish, especially at spawning time …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spawner — See spawn. * * * …   Universalium

  • spawner — noun a) A female fish, often specifically a salmon, which is physiologically ready to spawn b) A program which spawns objects or processes as needed …   Wiktionary

  • spawner — spawn·er || spɔːnÉ™(r) n. mature female fish; something that spawns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spawner — spawn·er …   English syllables

  • spawner — noun a female fish at spawning time • Derivationally related forms: ↑spawn • Hypernyms: ↑fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • spawner-to-spawner ratio — an estimate of the number of spawners in one generation produced by the previous generation of spawners. A spawner to spawner ratio of 1.0 indicates that, on average, each spawner produced one offspring that survived to spawn …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spawner trap — a barrier erected in a stream or in a fish ladder intended to divert adult fish holding prior to taking their eggs or sperm for culturing …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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