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sci·on

 (sī′ən)
n.
1. A descendant or heir, especially of a wealthy or prominent family: scion of the ruling dynasty.
2. Botany A detached shoot or bud from a plant that is joined to a rootstock in grafting.

[Middle English, from Old French cion, possibly of Germanic origin.]

scion

(ˈsaɪən) or

sient

n
1. a descendant, heir, or young member of a family
2. (Botany) a shoot or twig of a plant used to form a graft
[C14: from Old French cion, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German chīnan to sprout]

sci•on

(ˈsaɪ ən)

n.
1. a descendant or offspring, esp. of an illustrious family.
2. a shoot or twig, esp. one cut for grafting or planting.
[1275–1325; Middle English: shoot, twig < Old French cion < Frankish *kī- (compare Old English cīnan, Old Saxon kīnan, Old High German chīnan to sprout, Old English cīth, Old Saxon kīth sprout)]

scion

The bud or stem of a desired variety that is grafted on to the rootstock (root system) of another plant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scion - a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"
descendant, descendent - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

scion

noun descendant, child, offspring, successor, heir He was the scion of an aristocratic family that lost its fortune in the revolution.

scion

noun
One descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
Translations
následníkpotomekroub
jaloversokruununperijäversovesa
descendanthéritier d'un trône
ætlingetterkommerpodekvistskudd
нащадок

scion

[ˈsaɪən] N (Bot, fig) → vástago m
scion of a noble familyvástago m de una familia noble

scion

[ˈsaɪən] n
(= descendant) → rejeton m
(BOTANY)rejeton m

scion

n
(Bot) → Schössling m; (for grafting) → (Pfropf)reis nt
(form)Nachkomme m, → Nachfahr(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
The grandfathers of these scions ruined themselves at the gaming-tables; their fathers were forced to serve as officers or subalterns; some have died just as they were about to be tried for innocent thoughtlessness in the handling of public funds.
It is only a few of the scions of our noblest and wealthiest houses, who are able to give the time and money necessary for the thorough prosecution of this noble and valuable Art.
If I could have per- suaded him to now and then provide a support for one of these outlying scions from his own pocket, I could have made a grand to-do over it, and it would have had a good effect with the nation; but no, he wouldn't hear of such a thing.
I must not forget that these coarsely-clad little peasants are of flesh and blood as good as the scions of gentlest genealogy; and that the germs of native excellence, refinement, intelligence, kind feeling, are as likely to exist in their hearts as in those of the best-born.
He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike.
As they leaned over, both little faces were mirrored on the placid pool; the fierce and terrible features of the ape beside those of the aristocratic scion of an old English house.
Cedric, to whom the name of Alfred was as that of a deity, had treated the sole remaining scion of that great monarch with a degree of observance, such as, perhaps, was in those days scarce paid to an acknowledged princess.
If you are a goddess and dwell in heaven, I can only conjecture that you are Jove's daughter Diana, for your face and figure resemble none but hers; if on the other hand you are a mortal and live on earth, thrice happy are your father and mother--thrice happy, too, are your brothers and sisters; how proud and delighted they must feel when they see so fair a scion as yourself going out to a dance; most happy, however, of all will he be whose wedding gifts have been the richest, and who takes you to his own home.
He was a young prince, the scion of a proud house that traced its lineage back to the grand old days of Rome well nigh two thousand years ago.
Edward Freely, the orphan, scion of a great but reduced family, with an eccentric uncle in the West Indies.
You, a scion of Seacombe, have proved your disdain of social distinctions by taking up with an ouvriere
It seemed to her that it could be such an easy thing for any girl to love Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick--an English officer and a gentleman, the scion of an old family and himself a man of ample means, young, good-looking and affable.