Sative meaning

1664, John Evelyn, Sylva; or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty’s Dominions (third edition, 1679), page 2.

These [trees] we shall divide into the greater and more ceduous…and such as are sative and hortensial.

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1725, Bradley’s Family Dictionary, “Pine”.

The wild Pine differs no otherwise from the Sative.

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Origin of sative

  • From the Latin satīvus (“that may be sown or planted”).

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