Definition of savin in English:

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savin

Pronunciation: /ˈsavin/

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with savin

Gavin, ravin, ravine, spavin

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Syllabification: sav·in

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