Translation of offshoot in Spanish:

offshoot

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːfʃuːt; ˈɒfʃuːt/

n

  • 1.1 (of plant, tree) retoño (m), vástago (m), renuevo (m)
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    • Pistia stratiotes L. is a free-floating aquatic angiosperm that can reproduce rapidly by vegetative offshoots from stolons.
    • The flowers are probably wind-pollinated, and the plants can reproduce vegetatively by lateral offshoots, and by rhizomes.
    • 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.
    1.2 (of family) rama (f); (of company, organization) filial (f)
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    • The luminous mould has been developed by researchers at the commercial offshoot of the school of biological sciences at Edinburgh University.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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