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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spawn /ˈspɔn, ˈspɑn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spawn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spawned p. pr. & vb. n. Spawning.]
 1. To produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do.
 2. To bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt.
    One edition [of books] spawneth another.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spawn, v. i.
 1. To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.
 2. To issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spawn, n.
 1. The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.
 2. Any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously.
 3. Hort. The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
 4. Bot. The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi.
 Spawn eater Zool., a small American cyprinoid fish (Notropis Hudsonius) allied to the dace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
      v 1: call forth [syn: engender, breed]
      2: lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn"