A Word A Day : offshoot

Saturday, 7th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...

offshoot :

Definition :

noun :

1. a branch or lateral shoot from a main stem, as of a plant

2. anything conceived of as springing or proceeding from a main stock : an offshoot of a discussion

3. a branch, descendant or scion of a family or race.

4. Botany : A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.

usage :

  • the offshoots of a tree

  • an offshoot of a discussion

  • This is an offshoot of what I did last year.

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