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offshoot

Botany a shoot or branch growing from the main stem of a plant
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The militant group Hamas is an offshoot in the Palestinian territories.
In Jordan, reformists in the group's offshoot, led by Ruhail Gharaybeh and Nabil Koufahi, call for a constitutional monarchy in the kingdom and urge the group to join ranks with other groups in one comprehensive political reform program," he wrote in AL HAYAT.
Strong sulphides were also encountered approximately 15 metres up-ramp to the south and are believed to be an offshoot of the 4C developed on a strong NW-SE structure.
Voegli says that while there are several ``Star Wars'' offshoots from toys to other audiotapes, Lucas considers the movies and radio dramas the official ``Star Wars'' canon.
All three, as well as ``Star Wars'' offshoot series, are available on CD or cassette from Highbridge (800-755-8532), as well as from local bookstores.
The company is in the forefront of a new breed of brick-and-mortar eBay offshoots that are expected to generate higher sales than all do-it-yourself eBay sellers combined.
There are already two renegade offshoots, Slamdance and Slumdance, prepared to cope with the overflow.
Rounder Records, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is an independent record label specializing in roots music and its contemporary offshoots.
Rounder Records is an independent record label based in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in roots music and its contemporary offshoots.
Of the other sites in the Top 10, three have received $35,000,000 to $48,000,000 in funding, two are public corporations, four are offshoots of long established magazine or software corporations -- then there's Idea Cafe -- we've done it on our own with sweat and determination.
the makers of CYBERsitter, one of the most popular internet filters, now blocks Microsoft Word and Excel macro viruses such as Melissa and its offshoots, the Mad Cow or Papa viruses.