1. a descendent or heir
; - Example: "a scion of royal stock"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scion \Sci"on\, n. [OF. cion, F. scion, probably from scier to
saw, fr. L. secare to cut. Cf. Section.]
(a) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.
(b) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.
[Formerly written also cion, and cyon.]
2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "scion":
appendage, arm, bine, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness,
burgeon, child, daughter, deadwood, descendant, flagellum, fork,
foster child, frond, grandchild, granddaughter, grandson, hand,
heiress, imp, joint, leg, limb, link, lobe, lobule, member,
offshoot, offspring, organ, pinion, ramage, ramification, runner,
sapling, sarment, seedling, set, shoot, slip, son, son and heir,
sonny, spear, spray, sprig, sprit, sprout, spur, stepchild,
stepdaughter, stepson, stolon, sucker, switch, tail, tendril,
thallus, twig, wing