5 letter word starting with spor

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spore noun One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species., An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in the ovules of flowering plants., A minute grain or germ; a small, round or ovoid body, formed in certain organisms, and by germination giving rise to a new organism; as, the reproductive spores of bacteria, etc., One of the parts formed by fission in certain Protozoa. See Spore formation, belw.
sport noun That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement., Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision., That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery., Play; idle jingle., Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked., A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting., A sportsman; a gambler., To play; to frolic; to wanton., To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races., To trifle., To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; — said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6., To divert; to amuse; to make merry; — used with the reciprocal pronoun., To represent by any knd of play., To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage., To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; — with off; as, to sport off epigrams.