Savin Definition

săvĭn
noun
A low, spreading Eurasian juniper (Juniperus sabina) of E North America and Europe, whose leaves and tops yield an oil (savin oil) used in perfumery.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Any of several related plants, especially the eastern red cedar.
American Heritage Medicine

The poisonous dried tips of this plant, with anthelmintic properties, used as a drug.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • Juniperus sabina
  • dwarf juniper
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Other Word Forms of Savin

Noun

Singular:
savin
Plural:
savins

Origin of Savin

  • Middle English from Old English safine and from Old French savine both from Latin (herba) Sabīna Sabine (plant), savin feminine of Sabīnus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French savine, from Latin sabina (“sabine (herb)").

    From Wiktionary

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