from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of growing out.
  • noun A product of growing out; a projecting part or offshoot.
  • noun A result or consequence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which grows out; an excrescence: specifically, in botany, a collective term for the various excrescences or growths from the general surface of plants, such as trichomes, prickles, bristles, the ligule of grasses, etc.
  • noun A development or growth from some other or earlier condition or state of things; a growth, development, result, or resultant from any kind of cause or beginning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which grows out of, or proceeds from, anything; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, a result or consequence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Anything that grows out of something else.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  • noun a natural consequence of development
  • noun the gradual beginning or coming forth


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