Definition of offshoot
1a : a collateral or derived branch, descendant, or member : outgrowthb : 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
Recent Examples of offshoot from the Web
Ankara sees the YPG as a direct offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, a terrorist group that has waged an insurgency within Turkish borders off and on for decades.
In the post-Potter world, Rowling has kept busy with the theatrical offshoot Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as a new big screen spin-off franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—which will have five more installments.
In fact, the Golf Alltrack is an offshoot of the Golf SportWagon, same basic vehicle, but raised a seemingly minor 0.6 inches for a 6.9-inch ground clearance and uses VW’s fine 4Motion system for grip.
The use of heroin, fentanyl and deadlier synthetic offshoots exploded.
The 24-hour market is the brainchild of the Swedish company Wheelys, which developed the store alongside China's Hefei University and Himalayafy, an offshoot of Wheelys focused on Moby-specific tech.
Urban Worm, as her operation is called, is an offshoot of a 12-year-old sustainability program implemented by restaurant owner Dave Krick.
Maybe this is simply an offshoot of an ever-more-fit field.
Barbara divided her time at the microphone with fourth generation Johnson offshoots Lyndsay Johnson and 10-year-old Daisy Johnson.
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First Known Use of offshoot
OFFSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of offshoot for English Language Learners
: something (such as a business) that develops from something larger
: a branch that grows on one of the main stems of a plant
OFFSHOOT Defined for Kids
Definition of offshoot for Students
: a branch of a main stem of a plant
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