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off·shoot

 (ôf′sho͞ot′, ŏf′-)
n.
1. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source. See Synonyms at branch.
2. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
3. Botany A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.

offshoot

(ˈɒfˌʃuːt)
n
1. (Botany) a shoot or branch growing from the main stem of a plant
2. something that develops or derives from a principal source or origin

off•shoot

(ˈɔfˌʃut, ˈɒf-)

n.
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.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offshoot - a natural consequence of developmentoffshoot - a natural consequence of development
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

offshoot

noun by-product, development, product, branch, supplement, complement, spin-off, auxiliary, adjunct, appendage, outgrowth, appurtenance Psychology began as an offshoot of natural philosophy.

offshoot

noun
1. Something resembling or structurally analogous to a tree branch:
2. Something derived from another:
3. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor:
4. A young stemlike growth arising from a plant:
Translations

offshoot

[ˈɒfʃuːt] N (Bot) → vástago m (Comm) → rama f (fig) → ramificación f

offshoot

[ˈɒfʃuːt] n
[organization, company] → ramification f
(= development) → dérivé m
an offshoot of → un dérivé de
The technology we use is an offshoot of the motor industry
BUT La technologie que nous utilisons est issue de l'industrie automobile.; La technologie que nous utilisons est une application dérivée de l'industrie automobile.

offshoot

[ˈɒfˌʃuːt] n (fig) → diramazione f (Bot) → germoglio
References in classic literature ?
Other offshoots of the folk-play were the 'mummings' and 'disguisings,' collective names for many forms of processions, shows, and other entertainments, such as, among the upper classes, that precursor of the Elizabethan Mask in which a group of persons in disguise, invited or uninvited, attended a formal dancing party.
It was in part an offshoot from the Mysteries, in some of which there had appeared among the actors abstract allegorical figures, either good or bad, such as The Seven Deadly Sins, Contemplation, and Raise-Slander.
Phoebe, it must be understood, was that one little offshoot of the Pyncheon race to whom we have already referred, as a native of a rural part of New England, where the old fashions and feelings of relationship are still partially kept up.
There was fire in her and throughout her: she seemed the unpremeditated offshoot of a passionate moment.
It was quite a wilderness, and there were old melon-frames and cucumber-frames in it, which seemed in their decline to have produced a spontaneous growth of weak attempts at pieces of old hats and boots, with now and then a weedy offshoot into the likeness of a battered saucepan.
Should the wretch kill you, neither I nor your richly dowered wife shall ever weep, dear offshoot of myself, over the bed on which you lie, for dogs will devour you at the ships of the Achaeans.
Felix, though an offshoot from a far more recent point in the devolution of theology than his father, was less self-sacrificing and disinterested.
From the earliest to the latest hour of the day he was always as sleek, neat, and cool as the frog he resembled, and old Peter had secretly chuckled over an offshoot almost more calculating, and far more imperturbable, than himself.
They considered that every offshoot of civil discord is mischievous, because it revives the contest which it is the interest of all to put down.
He felt that he himself was unchanged, that he was still there, the same man he had been five years ago, and that he was sitting stupidly by and letting some resolute offshoot of himself spoil his life for him.
Instead of which, appalling alike to us who look back and to those that lived at the time, capitalism, rotten-ripe, sent forth that monstrous offshoot, the Oligarchy.