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n. Botany
A scion.
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(ˈsaɪ ən)

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)]
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Often the castaways were only saved from drowning to die miserably from starvation on a barren coast; oth- ers suffered violent death or else slavery, passing through years of precarious existence with people to whom their strangeness was an object of suspi- cion, dislike or fear.
Hadary joined Ismaily for the first time in 2009 coming from Switzerland's FC Cion; then joined the team again in 2014 coming from Wadi Degla, which makes this time the third time for him to play for Ismaily.
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POLICE have arrested a 34yearold man on suspi cion of robbery after four raids on shops in Gates head.
According to listing agents Annie Cion Gruenberger and Deborah Ribner at Warburg Realty, it has top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances that include a 4-bumer Viking stove with convection oven and infra-red broiler and a Panasonic Genius 1200W microwave.
"No country can combat climate change Cion its own.