- 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.
- 1725, Bradley’s Family Dictionary, “Pine”:
- The wild Pine differs no otherwise from the Sative.
From the Latin satīvus (“that may be sown or planted”).