#define scion

July 20, 2004

Pronunciation: ‘sI-&n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French _cion, _of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German _chInan _to sprout, split open, Old English _cInan _to gape

1 : a detached living portion of a plant joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft
2 : descendant, child