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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