scion [sī′ən]
[ME sioun, ciun < OFr cion, earlier chion < Gmc * kijan-, to sprout < IE base * ĝei-, ĝī- > OHG chīnan, to sprout, OE kith, sprig]
1. a shoot or bud of a plant, esp. one for planting or grafting
2. a descendant; offspring

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