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offspring

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noun off·spring \ˈȯf-ˌspriŋ\

Simple Definition of offspring

  • : a person's child

  • : the young of an animal or plant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of offspring

plural

offspring

also

offsprings

  1. 1 a :  the product of the reproductive processes of an animal or plant :  young, progeny b :  child

  2. 2 a :  product, result <scholarly manuscripts—the labored offsprings of PhDs — Donna Martin> b :  offshoot 1a

Examples of offspring in a sentence

  1. The disease can be transmitted from parent to offspring.

  2. The show is about two couples and the adventures of their rebellious offspring.

  3. The colt is the offspring of two racing champions.



Origin and Etymology of offspring

Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring


First Known Use: before 12th century


OFFSPRING Defined for Kids

offspring

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noun off·spring \ˈȯf-ˌspriŋ\

Definition of offspring for Students

plural

offspring

also

offsprings

  1. :  the young of a person, animal, or plant




Medical Dictionary

offspring

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noun off·spring \ˈȯf-ˌspriŋ\

Medical Definition of offspring

plural

offspring

also

offsprings

  1. :  the progeny of an animal or plant :  young





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