offspring

Puppies are the offspring, or children, of a mamma dog. You're the offspring of your biological parents.

This is basically another word for children. Baby horses, gorillas, lizards, and humans are all offspring. A woman who gives birth to quadruplets suddenly has a lot of offspring. But this word isn't limited to biological creations — you could say that a project you've been laboring over is your offspring. Albert Einstein's offspring included many groundbreaking theories, and the scientists who followed up on Einstein's ideas are considered his intellectual offspring.

Definitions of offspring
  1. noun
    the immediate descendants of a person or organism
    “she was the mother of many offspring
    synonyms: issue, progeny
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    Esau
    (Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage
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    baby
    the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    bastard, by-blow, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson
    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    child, kid
    a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    eldest, firstborn
    the offspring who came first in the order of birth
    grandchild
    a child of your son or daughter
    heir, successor
    a person who inherits some title or office
    army brat
    the child of a career officer of the United States Army
    babe, baby, infant
    a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    female offspring
    a child who is female
    granddaughter
    a female grandchild
    grandson
    a male grandchild
    great grandchild
    a child of your grandson or granddaughter
    male offspring, man-child
    a child who is male
    stepchild
    a child of your spouse by a former marriage
    type of:
    relation, relative
    a person related by blood or marriage
  2. noun
    something that comes into existence as a result
    “industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
    synonyms: materialisation, materialization
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    consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  3. noun
    any immature animal
    synonyms: young
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    hatchling
    any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
    orphan
    a young animal without a mother
    young mammal
    any immature mammal
    young bird
    a bird that is still young
    spat
    a young oyster or other bivalve
    young fish
    a fish that is young
    baby
    a very young mammal
    pup, whelp
    young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
    wolf cub, wolf pup
    a young wolf
    cub, young carnivore
    the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion
    kit
    young of any of various fur-bearing animals
    suckling
    a young mammal that has not been weaned
    fledgeling, fledgling
    young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
    baby bird, nestling
    young bird not yet fledged
    eaglet
    a young eagle
    biddy, chick
    young bird especially of domestic fowl
    cygnet
    a young swan
    calf
    young of domestic cattle
    calf
    young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
    kitten, kitty
    young domestic cat
    foal
    a young horse
    piggy, piglet, shoat, shote
    a young pig
    heifer
    young cow
    bullock
    young bull
    lamb
    young sheep
    fawn
    a young deer
    parr
    the young of various fishes
    whitebait
    the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts
    brit, britt
    the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish
    parr
    a young salmon up to 2 years old
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    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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