- The definition of a scion is a descendant or a bud from a plant.
An example of a scion is what a gardener uses to graft one rose species to another.
Scions of a pussy willow tree.
scion definition by Webster's New World
- a shoot or bud of a plant, esp. one for planting or grafting
- a descendant; offspring
Origin: Middle English sioun, ciun ; from Old French cion, earlier chion ; from Germanic an unverified form kijan-, to sprout ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝei-, ĝī- from source Old High German chīnan, to sprout, Old English kith, sprig
scion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A descendant or heir.
- also ci·on A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French cion, possibly of Germanic origin.
scion - Science Definition