The definition of a scion is a descendant or a bud from a plant.noun
An example of a scion is what a gardener uses to graft one rose species to another.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a shoot or bud of a plant, esp. one for planting or grafting
- a descendant; offspring
Origin: ME sioun, ciun < OFr cion, earlier chion < Gmc *kijan-, to sprout < IE base *ĝei-, ĝī- > OHG chīnan, to sprout, OE kith, sprig
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- 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.
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