What does the word scion mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Eliot Gregory
  3. How much do you offer for a scion of the nobility? – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht