|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|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.