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Language: Old English
Origin: ofspring, from of 'off' + springan 'to move suddenly'

offspring

noun
     
Related topics: Animals
off‧spring plural offspring [countable]
1 someone's child or children - often used humorously:
a young mother trying to control her offspring
2HBA an animal's baby or babies:
a lion and its offspring

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