Offshoot meaning

ôfsho͝ot, ŏf-
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That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
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A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.
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Anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant.
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Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
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A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
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Origin of offshoot

  • From off- +"Ž shoot.

    From Wiktionary