Mangrove scion in Mono river estuary, Benin




  • From Middle English sion, sioun, syon, scion, cion, from Old French cion, ciun, cyon, sion; from Frankish *kīþō, *kīþ, from Proto-Germanic *kīþô, *kīþą, *kīþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *geye- ("to split open, sprout"), same source as Old English ċīþ ("a young shoot; sprout; germ; sprig"), Old Saxon kīth ("sprout; germ"), Old High German kīdi ("offshoot; sprout; germ"). See also French scion and Picard chion. chit.

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