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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Definitions for scion

  1. A detached shoot or twig of a plant used for grafting.
  2. Hence, a descendant; an heir.

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Citations for scion
Convinced he was the scion of Louis Alexandre Lebris de Kerouac, a noble Breton, he was off to do genealogical research in the Paris libraries and then to locate his ancestor's hometown in Brittany. Ellis Amburn, Subterranean Kerouac
Sassoon, scion of a famously wealthy Jewish banking family, had never needed to earn his living. Philip Hoare, Oscar Wilde's Last Stand
Origin of scion
1275-1325
Scion derives from Old French cion, of Germanic origin.