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
Nido, the acclaimed, affordable counter-service offshoot of Magpie Café located in the old Magpie space on R Street, has closed.
An offshoot of the restaurant in Federal Hill, Langermann’s on Light, closed in 2014 after three years in business.
On Wednesday, as the Dow sank nearly four hundred points, the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the rapidly expanding Russia investigation and its offshoots.
While Spider-Man is firmly in Marvel’s cinematic universe, Sony’s offshoots will stand apart.
One language often put forward for this purpose is Lojban, an offshoot of Loglan.
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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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