Offshoot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːfʃuːt|  American pronunciation of the word offshoot
Brit.  |ˈɒfʃuːt|  British pronunciation of the word offshoot

noun

- a natural consequence of development (syn: branch, offset, outgrowth)

Examples

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...

The company was originally an offshoot of Bell Telephones.

the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum

Word forms

noun
singular: offshoot
plural: offshoots
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