scion

[ sahy-uhn ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

13th century, French

from 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.

Usage Over Time

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