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off·shoot

offshoot

 
pronunciation:
awf shut
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a branch or shoot from the main stem of a plant.
similar words:
germ
definition 2: a branch or something else that comes from a source.
This business is an offshoot of a much larger company.
similar words:
branch
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