spawn-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: generate; bring forth

When President Bush lost his watch, it spawned one whale of a tale.
Hurricane Alicia spawned a score of twisters as it marched inland.
The Wright Brothers' flight spawned an entire industry.
Is it OK to spawn a separate Web browser window?

VerbNet: calve-28,engender-27
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: spawn.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: lay or fertilize spawn

Pikes like to spawn in caves.
My new fish spawned for me within a month of getting them home.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Birth
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2