offshoot offshoot  /ˈɔf ˌʃut/


  • (n) a natural consequence of development



  1. I grow aware of this as I follow Yvon Chouinard along the rocks down an offshoot of the Snake River, in Wyoming's Jackson Hole, in the Grand Tetons.
  2. Then there's raw veganism, which is an offshoot of veganism in which none of the food can be cooked.


  1. Occupy Mount Tabor Has Some Neighborhood Association Support

    Water politics make strange bedfellows. The news that an Occupy Portland offshoot is planning to camp in a signature park might make a neighborhood association wary—especially when it's a neighborhood association famous for doggedly protecting that park. But one influential member of the Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association is angry enough with the city over its plan to drain the Tabor drinking ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Willamette Week

  2. Report: Federal money for Flint teardowns garners national attention

    The money is coming from the Hardest Hit Fund, an offshoot of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Flint Journal

  3. Dixie Chicks Offshoot Court Yard Hounds Announce New Album Recap

    The Dixie Chicks offshoot group Court Yard Hounds have set a July 16th release date for their sophomore album, Amelita
    on June 8, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

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