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scion

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noun sci·on \ˈsī-ən\

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

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2a :  descendant, child; especially :  a descendant of a wealthy, aristocratic, or influential familyb :  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

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