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1A side shoot or branch on a plant.
side shoot, shoot, sucker, tendril, runner, scion, slip, offset, sprout, sprig, stem, twig, branch, bough, limb, spurView synonyms
- ‘After a female offshoot is planted it will be five years before there is a commercial crop of 30-40 pounds of dates.’
- ‘Not a few of the townsfolk, or their ancestors, more likely, have gone so far as to plant offshoots of the fruit-bearing specimens in their own gardens.’
- ‘The flowers are probably wind-pollinated, and the plants can reproduce vegetatively by lateral offshoots, and by rhizomes.’
- ‘Pistia stratiotes L. is a free-floating aquatic angiosperm that can reproduce rapidly by vegetative offshoots from stolons.’
- ‘Also inside the aloe vera plant had grown 3 offshoots which were getting to be a couple of inches high - time to repot them on their own.’
- 1.1 A thing that develops from something else.‘commercial offshoots of universities’
subsidiary, branch, derivative, adjunct, appendageoutcome, result, effect, consequence, upshot, product, by-product, spin-off, ramification, development, outgrowthView synonyms
- ‘It will create jobs, attract a pool of educated researches, and have economic offshoots, like the commercialisation of biotechnology discovered at the institute.’
- ‘Stuedemann and his colleagues developed the urine test as an offshoot of their vaccine work.’
- ‘An offshoot of the actor's production company, the website serves a variety of functions.’
- ‘Is this an HDTV offshoot or something proprietary that Moviebeam developed in-house?’
- ‘The luminous mould has been developed by researchers at the commercial offshoot of the school of biological sciences at Edinburgh University.’
- ‘Zen practice developed in India as an offshoot of Buddhism.’
- ‘The product was developed as an offshoot of the biological warfare programme.’
- ‘Reading skills in the age of deconstruction and its many theoretical offshoots have apparently followed required Shakespeare courses into oblivion.’
- ‘With fifteen volumes to its name, it hinted that, at the very least, it wasn't the small offshoot of Disco that many have believed before.’
- ‘The experience gained there obviously didn't go astray as she now has a thriving business, which developed as an offshoot to the Country Markets.’
- ‘This organization was founded in 1983 as an offshoot from Wageningen Agricultural University.’
- ‘That is often a criticism of the way administrative law developed in England and the way its offshoots have developed.’
- ‘The company was an umbrella organisation for a string of offshoots providing doctors and other specialists to any hospital needing to cover staffing gaps.’
- ‘I accept this penchant may have developed as an offshoot from my dislike of thongs, but it's grown up big and strong into a whole new preference in itself.’
- ‘He's been brought in to produce the latest Star Wars offshoot - Star Wars: Clone Wars.’
- ‘Tonight, you can check out yet another product of the creative collaborations and musical offshoots of these two bands.’
- ‘Connect was set up as an offshoot of Edinburgh University five years ago.’
- ‘Certainly there was no shopping centre along with the myriad offshoot of shops that development has spawned.’
- ‘It is an offshoot of an effective Meningitis Hib vaccine introduced in Finland which effectively solved one of the major hurdles - providing long term effectiveness.’
- ‘The encouragement of smuggling was also an offshoot of this co-operation.’
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