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
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n the immediate descendants of a person

“she was the mother of many offspring
Synonyms:
issue, progeny
Examples:
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
Types:
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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

n 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
Type of:
consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

n 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
Type of:
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

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