Scion meaning

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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.

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A descendant or heir, especially of a wealthy or prominent family.

Scion of the ruling dynasty.

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A detached shoot or bud from a plant that is joined to a rootstock in grafting.
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A descendant; offspring.
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A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting.
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A shoot or bud of a plant, esp. one for planting or grafting.
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Origin of scion

  • Middle English from Old French cion possibly of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition