Scion : Definition


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Definitions of Scion

Pronunciation : Sci"on
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OF. cion, F. scion, probably fron scier to saw, fr. L. secare to cut. Cf. Section.]
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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