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.


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

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