- a mother of numerous offspring
Examples of offspring in a Sentence
The disease can be transmitted from parent to offspring.
The show is about two couples and the adventures of their rebellious offspring.
The colt is the offspring of two racing champions.
Recent Examples of offspring from the Web
Wildebeests on the Serengeti do not have the luxury of hiding their young like forest-dwelling deer—out in the sunshine and short grass, the big bovids and their offspring are constantly exposed.
But Panay insists that this new 2-in-1 device is not the offspring of anything else—not the Surface RT, not the Surface 3, and not the Surface Mini (which served as a kind of fever-dream notepad for Panay, but never shipped).
Sulaiman is the male offspring of Shalia and Cassius and is almost 4 years old.
Karlsons said the first three confirmed cases appear genetically to have all been the offspring of an original female.
Ironically, part of the logic of this treatment was the sense that the fairies cared enough about their offspring to rescue them from such abuses and restore one’s child in the process.
Justify is the most accomplished offspring of Scat Daddy, who Coolmore also stood at stud from 2008 to 2015, when the horse died.
Like Joon, Level is the offspring of a legacy airline—or in this case, two: the IAG Group’s British Airways and Iberia Airlines.
Some are offspring of earlier migrants and have lived in cities all their lives.
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OFFSPRING Defined for English Language Learners
: a person's child
: the young of an animal or plant
OFFSPRING Defined for Kids
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