offshoot


off·shoot

noun \ˈf-ˌshüt\

: something (such as a business) that develops from something larger

: a branch that grows on one of the main stems of a plant

Full Definition of OFFSHOOT

1
a :  a collateral or derived branch, descendant, or member :  outgrowth
b :  a lateral branch (as of a mountain range)
2
:  a branch of a main stem especially of a plant

Examples of OFFSHOOT

  1. The business started as an offshoot of an established fashion design company.
  2. <we knew the rosebush had survived the harsh winter when it began producing offshoots and turning green again>

First Known Use of OFFSHOOT

1710

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