Definitions for offshootˈɔfˌʃut, ˈɒf-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

off•shootˈɔfˌʃut, ˈɒf-(n.)

  1. a branch or lateral shoot from a main stem, as of a plant.

    Category: Botany

  2. anything conceived of as springing or proceeding from a main stock.

Origin of offshoot:

1665–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset(noun)

    a natural consequence of development

Wiktionary

  1. offshoot(Noun)

    That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.

Freebase

  1. Offshoot

    Offshoots are lateral shoots that are produced on the main stem of a plant. They may be known colloquially as "suckers". Also see basal shoot.

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