Definition of Scion

1. Noun. A descendent or heir. "A scion of royal stock"

Generic synonyms: Descendant, Descendent



Definition of Scion

1. n. A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.

Definition of Scion

1. Noun. A descendant, especially a first-generation descendant. ¹

2. Noun. A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting. ¹

3. Noun. The heir to a throne. ¹

4. Noun. guardian ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scion

1. a child or descendant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scion

1. 1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scion

scintiscan
scintiscanner
scintiscans
scintography
sciography
sciolism
sciolisms
sciolist
sciolistic
sciolists
sciolous
sciolto
sciomachies
sciomachy
sciomancy
scion (current term)
scions
sciophyte
sciophytes
scioptic
sciopticon
sciopticons
scioptics
scioptric
sciosophy
sciotheric
scioun
scious
scire facias
sciroc

Literary usage of Scion

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1. American Agriculturist (1843)
"whether the scion has taken ; it will then be either bursting forth into leaf or be irrecoverably dead. In this latter case, take off immediately the ..."

2. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1853)
"The stock and scion are scarfed off, about 14 inches in length, and by cutting downward in stock and upward in the scion, a tongue GRAFTING. ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"In fact, the cavity on each side of the scion in crown- ... The end of the scion is cut sloping and thin towards the lower end. Then on the same side of the ..."

4. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1851)
"The lower part of the scion, a, should be made thin, by slicing off a portion from each side, and forming a small shoulder at the top of the slope, ..."

5. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1914)
"The following is a condensed description of the method: The scion is prepared as ... Then, instead of cutting the stock completely across like the scion, ..."

6. An Encyclopædia of Gardening: Comprising the Theory and Practice of by John Claudius Loudon (1860)
"The stock is split to a depth equal to two thirds of its thickness, and the scion prepared is inserted, made fast with a shred of mat, or with worsted ..."

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