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off•shoot



Pronunciation: (ôf'shOOt", of'-), [key]
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: an offshoot of a discussion.
3. a branch, descendant, or scion of a family or race.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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