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offshoot
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a shoot (branch) growing from a larger stem of a plant; or anything that originated from something else — such as an idea, company, or branch of a family tree
  • There was fire in her and throughout her: she seemed the unpremeditated offshoot of a passionate moment.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (23% in)

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