Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spawn

1 sense of spawn

Sense 1
spawn -- (the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs)
       => egg -- (animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spawn

2 senses of spawn

Sense 1
engender, breed, spawn -- (call forth)
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
spawn -- (lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn")
       => lay -- (lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay")

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