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shotten

[ shot-n ]
/ ˈʃɒt n /
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adjective

(of fish, especially herring) having recently ejected the spawn.
Obsolete. (of a bone) dislocated.

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Origin of shotten

1175–1225; Middle English, past participle of shoot1
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shotten
/ (ˈʃɒtən) /

adjective

(of fish, esp herring) having recently spawned
archaic worthless or undesirable

Word Origin for shotten

C15: from obsolete past participle of shoot
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