offshoot definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant
offshoot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source. See Synonyms at branch.
- A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
- Botany A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.