offspring: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôf'spring", of'-), [key]
— pl. -spring, -springs.
  1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
  2. a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
  3. a descendant.
  4. descendants collectively.
  5. the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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