- Rhymes: -aɪən
cion (plural cions)
- (chiefly in botanical senses) Alternative spelling of scion.
- 1621–1626 (published posthumously in 1627): Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum : or, A Natural History ; in ten centuries, century V, Experiments in consort touching the putting back or retardation of germination, ¶ 421; reprinted in:
- 1838, The works of Lord Bacon : with an introductory essay, and a portrait ; in two volumes, volume 1, page 133 (London : William Ball, Paternoster Row ; stereotyped and printed by John Childs and son)
- 421. Men have entertained a conceit that showeth prettily ; namely, that if you graft a late-coming fruit upon a stock of a fruit-tree that cometh early, the graft will bear early ; as a peach upon a cherry ; and contrariwise, if an early-coming fruit upon a stock of a fruit-tree that cometh late, the graft will bear fruit late ; as a cherry upon a peach. But these are but imaginations, and untrue. The cause is, for that the cion overruleth the stock quite : and the stock is but passive only, and giveth aliment, but no motion to the graft.
From Old Irish cin (“guilt, fault, crime, offence; payment due, levy, exaction; booty, plunder; victory, triumph, success; share, due portion; love, affection; esteem, respect; ”).
Noun 1 
cion m (genitive ceana)
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Noun 2 
cion m (genitive cion)
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Noun 3 
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
Scottish Gaelic 
cion m (genitive cion, no plural)