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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Old French, 13th century


A young shoot or twig of a plant, especially one cut for grafting or rooting.


A descendant of a notable family.

Examples of Scion in a sentence

"The Bradford pear had several scions on the lower branches."

"Michael was considered the most successful scion of the family."

About Scion

This word is from Middle English by way of the Old French “Sion” or “cion,” meaning "descendant; shoot, twig; offspring."

Did you Know?

In 2003, Toyota debuted the Scion, a brand of stylish yet inexpensive sport compact vehicles intended to appeal to millennial buyers. The name was intended to refer to both the brand’s cars and their owners. Toyota discontinued the Scion brand in 2016, and the cars were either discontinued or rebranded as Toyotas.

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