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savin

or savine

[sav-in] /ˈsæv ɪn/
noun
1.
a juniper, Juniperus sabina, of Europe and Asia.
2.
the drug derived from the dried tops of this plant, formerly used in treating amenorrhea.
3.
red cedar (def 1).
Origin of savin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English safine, saveneLatin (herba) Sabina Sabine (herb)
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  • Speed, done 'im in, savin' 'is country's 'time an' 'is country's oats; that done 'im in.

    The Burning Spear John Galsworthy
  • And I can think of as many ways to do that as the Cap'n can of savin' a quarter.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She wan't heavin' any teakittles at folks then; my savin' soul, no!

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • My savin' soul, Miss Martha, folks ought to be careful what they say, hadn't they?

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was a savin', sthrivin' man, an' he married a woman wid money.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • There's Grimmer, the cashier and chief clerk o' the savin's-bank.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • Well, well—but, savin' your presence, you don't look it or talk it.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • Yore idea is to let Dave die easy while we're savin' our hides.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Salvers and cake baskets were presented to Messrs. Davies and savin.

    The Story of the Cambrian C. P. Gasquoine
  • This, at any rate, was the project on which Mr. savin set his heart.

    The Story of the Cambrian C. P. Gasquoine
British Dictionary definitions for savin

savin

/ˈsævɪn/
noun
1.
a small spreading juniper bush, Juniperus sabina, of Europe, N Asia, and North America
2.
the oil derived from the shoots and leaves of this plant, formerly used in medicine to treat rheumatism, etc
3.
another name for red cedar (sense 1)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French savine, from Latin herba Sabīna the Sabine plant
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