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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To lay eggs, especially by means of an ovipositor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lay eggs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To lay or deposit eggs; -- said esp. of insects.
  • transitive v. To deposit or lay (an egg).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lay eggs; specifically, in entomology, to deposit eggs with an ovipositor, as an insect.

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