Simple Definition of scion
: 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
Examples of scion in a sentence
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
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