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sperm1 a cell made by male animals. These cells fertilize the eggs made by a female, so that the animal can reproduce.
sperm whale a very large mammal that lives in the ocean. Sperm whales dive very deeply and can hold their breath for over an hour. They are related to porpoises, dolphins, and other whales with teeth. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whale.
spew to spurt out; vomit. [3 definitions]
sphere a round, solid figure in which every point on the surface is an equal distance from the center. [2 definitions]
sphinx a creature in Egyptian mythology that has a lion's body and the head of a human or animal. [2 definitions]
spice a plant substance with a quite unique smell or taste. Spices are used to flavor food and drink. [4 definitions]
spicy made with or having strong spices. [2 definitions]
spider a small animal with eight legs and a body made up of two parts. Most spiders spin webs in which they nest and catch insects to eat. Spiders are related to mites, ticks, and scorpions.
spike1 a long, thick nail used to fasten or tie heavy logs or railroad tracks. [4 definitions]
spill1 to cause or allow to flow or fall from a container. [7 definitions]
spill the beans to tell a secret by accident or on purpose.
spin to turn around and around rapidly, or give the sensation of rotating rapidly. [8 definitions]
spinach a green plant with leaves, often eaten as a vegetable.
spinal having to do with the spine or spinal cord.
spinal column the row of bones that runs along the center of the back; spine; backbone. The bones of the spinal column are called vertebrae. The spinal column protects the nerves in the spinal cord.
spinal cord the thick cord of nerve tissue inside the spine that runs from the base of the brain to the end of the spine.
spindle a thin rod on which thread is twisted and wound as it is spun.
spine the backbone; spinal column. [3 definitions]
spiral a curve that starts at a fixed point and continues to go around and around. [6 definitions]
spire1 a tall, narrow, upward structure shaped like a cone on the outside of a building; steeple.
spirit a force that is thought to be a part of human beings; soul. [5 definitions]