spawning ground

noun

Definition of spawning ground

  1. 1 :  a place where animals (such as fish or frogs) go to lay eggs

  2. 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

spawnplay spawning
  1. :  to deposit or fertilize spawn

    :  to produce young especially in large numbers

    :  to induce (fish) to spawn

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

    :  product, offspring

    :  offspring in great numbers

groundplay
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle ofgrind


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