scion

Part of speech: noun

A piece cut from a twig, as for grafting.

Part of speech: noun

A shoot.

Part of speech: noun

A child or descendant.

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Usage examples "scion":

  1. What reply would he have made to this illustrious scion of one of the most ancient and noble royal races if a letter from her had reached him, and the duke's son had asked, " Who is this Frau Barbara Blomberg?" - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. One family, " up to snuff" in more senses than one, married their daughter to the scion of a princely house, and immediately a large number of her compatriots were bitten with the madness of going into Italian society. - "Worldly Ways and Byways", Eliot Gregory.
  3. How much do you offer for a scion of the nobility? - "Erik Dorn", Ben Hecht.