Definition of scion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪən//
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  1. 1(formal or literary) a young member of a family, especially a famous or important one
  2. 2 (specialist) a piece of a plant, especially one cut to make a new plant
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French ciun ‘shoot, twig’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scion