offshoot

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Etymology[edit]

From off- +‎ shoot.

Noun[edit]

offshoot (plural offshoots)

  1. Something which shoots off or separates from a main stem or branch of a plant.
    the offshoots of a tree
  2. Somethng which develops from something else.
    an offshoot of a criminal organization
    • 1945 September and October, “Notes and News: The "Berks & Hants" Line”, in Railway Magazine, page 299:
      The reason is that the Berks & Hants Railway Company, under the powers of which the line was built, also included the Reading-Basingstoke section. The company was an offshoot of the G.W.R., which absorbed it before any section was opened.

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