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offspring

off·spring

offspring

 
 
pronunciation:
awf sprIng
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part of speech: noun
inflections: offspring
definition 1: the child, young, or descendant of a particular parent or ancestor.
As his aunts and uncles had no offspring, he had no cousins.The offspring of the famous racehorse also became champions.The bird returned to the nest to feed its offspring, four chicks in all.
 
synonyms:
brood, child, descendant, issue, progeny, scion, young
similar words:
daughter, family, heir, posterity, son, spawn
definition 2: the product or result of something.
synonyms:
child, fruit, issue, product, progeny
similar words:
descendant, heir, offshoot, outcome, result, spawn
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