noun sci·on \ˈsī-ən\

: a person who was born into a rich, famous, or important family

botany : a piece of a plant that is attached to part of another plant

Full Definition of SCION

:  a detached living portion of a plant (as a bud or shoot) joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft
a :  descendant, child; especially :  a descendant of a wealthy, aristocratic, or influential family
b :  heir 1 <scion of a railroad empire>

Examples of SCION

  1. He's a scion of a powerful family.

Origin of SCION

Middle English sioun, from Old French cion, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cīth sprout, shoot, Old High German kīdi
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with SCION


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