offshoot definition

  • noun:
    • Something that limbs out or derives its existence or beginning from a particular resource. See Synonyms at branch.
    • A branch, descendant, or person in a household or personal group.
    • Botany A lateral shoot through the main stem of a plant.
    • whatever shoots off or separates from a primary stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
    • what shoots off or separates from a principal stem, channel, household, battle, etc..
    • A branch from a main stem, street, flow, or perhaps the love.
    • a normal result of development

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