scion
[ sahy-uhn ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
13th century, Frenchfrom Old French sion, cion "descendant; shoot, twig; offspring"
Synonyms
  • heir
  • offspring
Antonyms
  • parent
  • cause
  • source
Definition
a descendant or heir
Example
The young woman connected with her long lost grandfather and learned she was the scion of a great dynasty.
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