spawning ground

noun

Definition of spawning ground

1 :a place where animals (such as fish or frogs) go to lay eggs
2 :a place where something is created or produced often in large numbers
  • The country is a spawning ground for terrorists.

Word by Word Definitions

spawn play spawning
  1. : to deposit or fertilize spawn

  2. : to produce young especially in large numbers

  3. : to produce or deposit (eggs)

  1. : the eggs of aquatic animals (such as fishes or oysters) that lay many small eggs

  2. : product, offspring

  3. : the seed, germ, or source of something

ground play
  1. : the bottom of a body of water

  2. : sediment

  3. : ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. : to bring to or place on the ground

  2. : to cause to run aground

  3. : to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle of grind


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