One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the cactus grew some offshoots’
side shoot, shoot, sucker, tendril, runner, scion, slip, offset, sprout, sprig, stem, twig, branch, bough, limb, spur
2‘an offshoot of Thomas Cromwell's line’
descendant, scion, relation, relative
3‘offshoots of big firms or finance houses’
subsidiary, branch, derivative, adjunct, appendage
4‘one practical offshoot of the growth of interest in heritage is the growth of tourism’
outcome, result, effect, consequence, upshot, product, by-product, spin-off, ramification, development, outgrowth
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