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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.
 
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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