Pronunciation: (ôf'spring", of'-), [key]
—pl. -spring, -springs.
1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
2. a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
3. a descendant.
4. descendants collectively.
5. the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.