• WordNet 3.6
    • n scion a descendent or heir "a scion of royal stock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scion (Bot) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.
    • Scion (Bot) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.
    • Scion Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scion A shoot or twig, especially one cut for the purpose of being grafted upon some other tree, or for planting.
    • n scion Hence A descendant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scion sī′on a cutting or twig for grafting: a young member of a family: a descendant.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. cion, F. scion, probably from scier, to saw, fr. L. secare, to cut. Cf. Section
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sion, cion—L. section-em, a cutting—secāre, to cut.


In literature:

Probably a jaded scion of a rich New York family.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
This the younger scions know and feel, and at heart they all rebel against the injustice.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
My father was no scion of a noble house, but the only son of a decayed merchant.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
The elder Campbell was ambitious for his son to be prominent, as befitted the scion of a man who had made a million.
"The Mark of the Knife" by Clayton H. Ernst
The Young Americans of the redwing family are as vivacious and uneasy as might be expected of the scions of that house.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
I would recommend those who desire Winesaps to get scions from Mr. Harrison.
"The Apple" by Various
Here one felt intuitively the far reaches which separate the ordinary man from the scion of wealth.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
England possesses a theorist of a higher type in Auberon Herbert, who, like Bakunin and Kropotkin, is a scion of a noble house.
"Anarchism" by E. V. Zenker
With great pomp, this illustrious scion of the house of the Earls of Macduff led Bruce to the regal chair.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
If these spoiled scions wouldn't give up their ship, at least he might induce them to go where he wanted.
"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton
Yesterday evening we buried the delicate Gundoric; the last scion of the proud Gundings, the darling of his brave father Gundobad.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Her new husband was devoted to her, and for a time things looked more encouraging for this last scion of a great race.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
The archduke Ferdinand was a genuine scion of an impetuously loyal race.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
The young scion of Democracy is growing up from the same root by the side of the old stalk.
"Junius Unmasked" by Joel Moody
So we let it go to other admirers and presently lost all trace of his golden scions.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
None but a scion of a priestly family could become a deacon, elder or bishop.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
He was born in Simbirsk, central Russia, forty-eight years ago, being a scion of the minor landed nobility.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Marquis of Varenac, scion of an ancient race, noble of the noble, as well as Breton of the Breton.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
No scion of a great house could enter into an alliance with the sister of a man whose career had ended as had ended Harry Vine's.
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn
FRANCOIS ADRIEN BOIELDIEU, the scion of a Norman family, was born at Rouen, December 16, 1775.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris

In poetry:

He was a noble scion
Of the green Highland pine,
To a strange soil transplanted,
Far from his native clime
"First Love" by Nora Pembroke
And the well-meaner died
While waiting tremulously unsatisfied
That no return of the family's foreign scion
Would still betide.
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
Root of our saviour,
The scion of Jesse,
Till when wilt thou linger,
Invisible, buried?
Bring forth a flower,
For winter is over!
"Invocation" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
O blessings rest
With kisses prest,
On that sweet infant bud that grows,
An early flower,
One born to power,
A scion of the royal rose.
"On The Birth Of Albert Edward, Prince Of Wales" by Nora Pembroke
Let bloom-dust of my life be blown
To quicken hearts that flower alone;
Around my knees let scions rise
With heavenward-pointed destinies.
"A Prelude" by Maurice Thompson
Unnumbered gales the tree defied;
It towered like a king
Above his courtiers, reaching wide,
And sheltering scions at its side
As with protecting wing.
"The Charter Oak" by Hattie Howard

In news:

The FR-S represents a huge departure for Toyota's Scion brand.
Conde Nast Scion Si Newhouse IV Sells Tribeca Loft for $2.7 M. The heir (a still from the documentary Born Rich).
Get serious style with the 2013 Scion tC.
Find the Scion tC Release Series 8.0 in N Charlotte.
New Scion tC for sale near Charlotte.
The bikers also arrived at another conclusion: The first Scion XB might actually work.
" Scion 's customers have long been among the youngest in the industry, but many are also characteristically self-starters with strong interest in pursuing their passions," said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha.
Scion 's 2013 FR-S is a genuine driver's car with a level of sports car-ness not commonly found among $25,000 coupes. editor Joe Bruzek drives the FR-S at a Scion media preview in and around Las Vegas.
Toyota brags that its new Scion iQ, one of the smallest cars on the road, has among the most air bags: 12, including one at the rear hatch.
The first 86 buyers of Scion 's sporty 2013 FR-S this spring will be selected online Thursday even though there's no price tag yet.
It's a commercial for the Scion I-Q called Babes 'N' Donuts.
2012 Green Car Buyer's Guide, Scion .
Scion , Toyota's youth-oriented brand, is growing up.
Now 8 years old, Scion knows what it is.

In science:

A CSIRO/Scion Joint Venture 2 current address: Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
A CSIRO/Scion Joint Venture 2 current address: Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models