Renewed interest in the case of 'real estate scion' Robert Durst ...
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The finale of HBO's The Jinx included a big surprise: a recorded admission of murder by a longtime suspect. Robert Durst comes from New York real estate wealth, and was often described in the press as a "real estate scion."
Scion means "a person who was born into a rich, famous, or important family" or "heir." It originally meant the bud or shoot of a plant that is used when grafting one plant to another. It comes from the medieval French word meaning "shoot" or "tip or top of a plant."
Scion is pronounced SYE-un.