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Definition of "offshoot" []

  • Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source. See Synonyms at branch. (noun)
  • A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group. (noun)
  • Botany A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "offshoot" in a sentence
  • "The likely offshoot is that Internet standards will become more inclusive of Internet users outside America."
  • "Is that the offshoot from the South Fork just above the Falls Creek Falls?"
  • "A big ask, but sometimes (if not this time) the Twitter offshoot is even better than the original fabrication."