Scion

scion

1. (Science: botany) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker. A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.

2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.

Origin: OF. Cion, F. Scion, probably fron scier to saw, fr. L. Secare to cut. Cf. Section.


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