Definition of offshoot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    offshoot

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɒfʃuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːfʃuːt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈɑːfʃuːt//
     
     
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  1. 1a thing that develops from something, especially a small organization that develops from a larger one
  2. 2(specialist) a new stem that grows on a plant
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: offshoot