scion

[ sahy-uhn ]
/ ˈsaɪ ən /

noun

a descendant.
Also cion. a shoot or twig, especially one cut for grafting or planting; a cutting.

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Origin of scion

1275–1325; ME 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) + Old French -on noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for scion

scion
/ (ˈsaɪən) /

noun

a descendant, heir, or young member of a family
a shoot or twig of a plant used to form a graft

Word Origin for scion

C14: from Old French cion, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German chīnan to sprout
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Scientific definitions for scion

scion
[ sīən ]

A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting.
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