Origin of scion
Examples from the Web for scion
He was a scion of immense wealth, a civil rights activist, and an art collector and patron.
The party will need to do much, much more than replace one scion with another if it is ever to come back to national prominence.
Sharif, 63, was born into money as the scion of a very wealthy family in Lahore.
Danielle then claimed she was being “bullied” by Jo and Virginia, the scion of a “fish and chip dynasty,” over the incident.
From inexpensive models like the Scion to the upscale Lexus, sales were strong across the board.
I should think the best results with walnut as well as with pecans would be by cutting the scion wood the year before.
As one reporter said: "It was a scion of the House of David, risen from among the dead, clothed in legend and fantasy and beauty."The Jewish State|Theodor Herzl
A rich young gentleman, a scion of one of the best Hamburg families, became passionately enamored of the young cantatrice.Great Singers, Second Series|George T. Ferris
The scion of the Faubourg Saint-Germain, beholding his material superiority, was fully persuaded of his intellectual superiority.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac
Upon that body and stock of inheritance we have taken care not to inoculate any scion alien to the nature of the original plant.
British Dictionary definitions for scion
Word Origin for scion
Word Origin and History for scion
c.1300, "a shoot or twig," especially one for grafting, from Old French sion, cion "descendant; shoot, twig; offspring" (12c., Modern French scion, Picard chion), of uncertain origin. OED rejects derivation from Old French scier "to saw." Perhaps a diminutive from Frankish *kid-, from Proto-Germanic *kidon-, from PIE *geie- "to sprout, split, open" (see chink (n.1)). Figurative use is attested from 1580s in English; meaning "an heir, a descendant" is from 1814, from the "family tree" image.