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Scion

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  • The word scion came into use in the 1300s. It has both a literal and a figurative sense. We will examine the definition of the word scion, where it came from and some examples of its use in sentences.


     

    The original meaning of the word scion is a shoot of a plant or a twig of a plant that may be used as a rooting or for grafting purposes. However, the word scion took on a figurative meaning in the early 1800s, to denote a young heir or a descendent of an influential family. The idea is that the person is a twig or shoot on the family tree. The word scion is derived from the Old French word cion which means shoot, twig or offspring.

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    Examples

    Word on the real estate street, courtesy of impeccably connected property snitch Yolanda Yakketyyak, is that “Star Trek” scion Rod Roddenberry, son of sci-fi icon Gene Roddenberry and the CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, has picked up a brand-new, ultramodern Starship Enterprise worthy residence in West Hollywood, Calif., last listed at just under $5 million. (Variety)

    The BJP legislators also elected party’s tribal leader and a scion of the royal family, Jishnu Dev Varma, as the deputy chief minister. (The Times of India)

    Former MLC Vikramaditya Singh, who is the scion of royal Dogra rulers of the state, on Wednesday hailed the “proactive efforts” of the J&K High Court Bar Association in raising and voicing important socio-political issues related to the Jammu region. (The Tribune India)

    The Interpol “Red Notice” for Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, a hit-and-run suspect wanted by Thailand, has disappeared from the Interpol website. (The Bangkok Post)

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