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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

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

  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 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

plural offspring also off·springs

  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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