|a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.|
|a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather; any thin, light fabric with this quality|
|1.||not genuine or real|
|2.||(of a plant part or organ) having the appearance of another part but differing from it in origin, development, or function; false: a spurious fruit|
|3.||(of radiation) produced at an undesired frequency by a transmitter, causing interference, etc|
|[C17: from Latin spurius of illegitimate birth]|
spurious spu·ri·ous (spy&oobreve;r'ē-əs)
Similar in appearance or symptoms but unrelated in morphology or pathology; false.