Offshoot vs Scion - What's the difference?

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Offshoot is a related term of scion.


As nouns the difference between offshoot and scion

is that offshoot is that which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc; as, the offshoots of a tree while scion is a descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.

offshoot

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(wikipedia offshoot) (en noun)
  • That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
  • Synonyms

    * spinoff

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    scion

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ** *** sioun *** syoun ** *** syon ** *** sien *** sion *** syen *** syon ** *** seyon *** sien *** syen * ** *** cyun ** *** cion ** *** cien *** cion *** cyen *** cyon ** *** cion (now chiefly in botanical senses) * ** *** science *** scyence *** siens *** sient ** *** cions *** cyence *** cyens *** cyons *** sciance *** science *** scient *** sience *** siens *** sient * ** *** scyon ** *** scion *** scioun ** *** scion ** *** scien *** scion *** scyen ** *** scion *** scyon ** *** scion (standard spelling)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.
  • A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting; a shoot or twig in a general sense.
  • The heir to a throne.
  • A guardian.
  • Quotations

    * '>citation * 1966 , , An Early Passover , Clifton Pub. Co., paperback edition, page 24 *: It was said to him that those people were the scions of Zion. * 1986 , , Penguin, paperback edition, page 72 *: He could show his parents Eliot, scion of Derek Moulthorp, and then how could they say he was throwing his life away?

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