Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female fish, often specifically a salmon, which is physiologically ready to spawn
  • n. A program which spawns objects or processes as needed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mature female fish.
  • n. Whatever produces spawn of any kind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which spawns, as the female of fish, frogs, oysters, etc.; a ripe fish about to spawn: correlated with milter.
  • n. In fish-culture, a spawn-gatherer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a female fish at spawning time

Etymologies

spawn +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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