[ awf-spring, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf- /

noun, plural off·spring, off·springs.

children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
a descendant.
descendants collectively.
the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.

Origin of offspring

before 950; Middle English; Old English ofspring; see off, of1, spring (in the sense “to descend from”) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for offspring

/ (ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ) /


the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
a product, outcome, or result
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Medical definitions for offspring

[ ôfsprĭng′ ]


The progeny or descendants of a person, animal, or plant considered as a group.
A child of particular parentage.
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