AskDefine | Define scion

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scion n : a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"

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  1. a descendant, a son or daughter
  2. A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting
  3. The heir to a throne
  4. Also used as a synonym to "guardian"



  • Finnish: vesa
  • French: descendant
  • Japanese: 子孫 (しそん, shison)
  • Norwegian: etterkommer
  • Spanish: descendiente
detached shoot
heir to a throne
  • French: héritier d'un trône
  • Japanese: 御曹司 (onzoushi)
  • Norwegian: ætling
  • Spanish: heredero

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