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 for offspring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offspring \Off"spring`\, n. sing. & pl. [Off + spring.]
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     1. The act of production; generation. [Obs.]
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     2. That which is produced; a child or children; a descendant
        or descendants, however remote from the stock.
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              To the gods alone
              Our future offspring and our wives are known.
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     3. Origin; lineage; family. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother
           of many offspring"; "he died without issue" [syn:
           offspring, progeny, issue]
      2: something that comes into existence as a result;
         "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French
         Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper
         is the solid materialization of his efforts" [syn:
         offspring, materialization, materialisation]
      3: any immature animal [syn: young, offspring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "offspring":
     aftermath, artifact, bairn, brainchild, breed, brood, by-product,
     cherub, child, children, chit, coinage, composition, conclusion,
     concoction, consequence, consequent, corollary, creation, creature,
     crowning achievement, darling, daughter, derivation, derivative,
     descendant, descendants, descent, development, distillate,
     distillation, dynasty, effect, end product, essence, event,
     eventuality, eventuation, extract, family, folks, foster child,
     fruit, get, grandchild, grandchildren, granddaughter, grandson,
     great-grandchildren, handiwork, harvest, hatch, hearth, heir,
     heiress, heirs, homefolks, hostages to fortune, house, household,
     inheritors, innocent, invention, issue, kid, kids, kitten, lamb,
     lambkin, legacy, line, lineage, little bugger, little fellow,
     little guy, little innocent, little one, little ones, little tad,
     little tot, logical outcome, manufacture, masterpiece, masterwork,
     menage, mintage, mite, new generation, new mintage, nipper,
     offshoot, opera, opus, opuscule, origination, outcome, outgrowth,
     peewee, people, posterity, precipitate, produce, product,
     production, progeniture, progeny, result, resultant,
     rising generation, scion, seed, sequel, sequela, sequence, sequent,
     shaver, son, son and heir, sonny, sons, spawn, stepchild,
     stepdaughter, stepson, succession, successor, swarm, tad, tot,
     treasures, upshot, wee tot, work, young, younglings, youngster,

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