Simple Definition of offshoot
: 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 in a sentence
The business started as an offshoot of an established fashion design company.
<we knew the rosebush had survived the harsh winter when it began producing offshoots and turning green again>
First Known Use of offshoot
OFFSHOOT Defined for Kids
Definition of offshoot for Students
: a branch of a main stem of a plant
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