shotten

shotten

[shot-n]
adjective
1.
(of fish, especially herring) having recently ejected the spawn.
2.
Obsolete. (of a bone) dislocated.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English, past participle of shoot

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shotten (ˈʃɒtən)
 
adj
1.  (of fish, esp herring) having recently spawned
2.  archaic worthless or undesirable
 
[C15: from obsolete past participle of shoot]

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shotten
"having shot its spawn," and accordingly of inferior value, 1451, from pp. of shoot (q.v.). Originally of fish; applied to persons, with sense of "exhausted by sickness," from 1596.
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