• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spawning-bed a bed made in the bottom of a stream on which fish deposit their spawn
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. espandre, to shed—L. expandĕre, to spread out.


In literature:

The spawning bed is made by the female.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine--Vol. 54, No. 333, July 1843" by Various
The spearing is generally performed either at the spawning beds or at the falls.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Some years ago I gave considerable attention to this matter of spawning beds at different temperatures.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
In watering the beds while the spawn is running, there is danger of killing the young spawn with the water.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
He said it was a spawning bed, and I ought to put the twenty-nine back.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
I have never seen the spawning-beds myself.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
Plant the spawn in these beds, upon pasture mould, and raise the top of the bed to a ridge, to throw off the wet.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The temperature of the bed is then too high for spawning and will usually rise still higher.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
I believe that the great kelp-beds round Catalina are the spawning-grounds of these fish in question.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Petrolia are spawned in beds of petroleum.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various

In news:

Fierce fighting for their size, white bass, a cousin of the striper, leave lakes for stream beds to spawn in late winter/early spring.
The great thing about April in Texas is that this is big bass time, as in double-digit bass, and there is no shortage of lakes that have and still can produce monster class largemouths when they are on the beds and spawning like right now.
Officials have also found 13 spawning sites in the gravel creek bed upstream of the Placer County ladder .
Pre- spawn means the spring feed is on and the big mommy bass are heading for their beds.
The beds were filled with fine gravel to give the bream an area to spawn .
Junior club builds bream spawning beds.
Officials have also found 13 spawning sites in the gravel creek bed upstream of the Placer County ladder.