anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant
- 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.
- That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
- shoot off
From off- + shoot.