Definition of savin in English:


Syllabification: sav·in
Pronunciation: /ˈsavin


1A bushy Eurasian juniper that typically has horizontally spreading branches.
  • Juniperus sabina, family Cupressaceae
1.1An extract obtained from the savin, formerly used as an abortifacient.
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  • Such mixtures usually worked by causing violent vomiting or diarrhoea, although recent research has indicated that some ingredients, such as the herb savin, might well have produced uterine contractions.
2 another term for eastern red cedar (see red cedar).


Old English, from Old French savine, from Latin sabina (herba) 'Sabine (herb)'.

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