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Scion definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCION. [See Cion.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English sioun, from Old French cion, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English c?th sprout, shoot, Old High German k?di Date: 13th century 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. a. descendant, child; especially a descendant of a wealthy, aristocratic, or influential family b. heir 1 <scion of a railroad empire>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (US cion) a shoot of a plant etc., esp. one cut for grafting or planting. 2 a descendant; a younger member of (esp. a noble) family. Etymology: ME f. OF ciun, cion, sion shoot, twig, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scion Sci"on, n. [OF. cion, F. scion, probably from scier to saw, fr. L. secare to cut. Cf. Section.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker. (b) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting. [Formerly written also cion, and cyon.] 2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(scions) A scion of a rich or famous family is one of its younger or more recent members. (LITERARY) Nabokov was the scion of an aristocratic family. N-COUNT: usu N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Sprout, shoot, twig, branch, cion, graft, slip. 2. Descendant, heir.

Moby Thesaurus

appendage, arm, bine, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness, burgeon, child, daughter, deadwood, descendant, flagellum, fork, foster child, frond, grandchild, granddaughter, grandson, hand, heiress, imp, joint, leg, limb, link, lobe, lobule, member, offshoot, offspring, organ, pinion, ramage, ramification, runner, sapling, sarment, seedling, set, shoot, slip, son, son and heir, sonny, spear, spray, sprig, sprit, sprout, spur, stepchild, stepdaughter, stepson, stolon, sucker, switch, tail, tendril, thallus, twig, wing



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