- a juniper, Juniperus sabina, of Europe and Asia.
- the drug derived from the dried tops of this plant, formerly used in treating amenorrhea.
- red cedar(def 1).
Origin of savin
before 1000; Middle English; Old English safine, savene ≪ Latin (herba) Sabina Sabine (herb)
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Examples from the Web for savine
The oil of savine, is extracted from the leaves of the juniperus sabina.
In some parts a little fresh valerian root and oil of savine are added before distillation.
This dangerous fraud may be detected in the manner noticed under Cerate, Savine.
Savine powder mixed with verdigris is often applied to corns and warts.
This oil is green; it has a burning taste, a strong smell of camphor, turpentine, and savine.
- a small spreading juniper bush, Juniperus sabina, of Europe, N Asia, and North America
- the oil derived from the shoots and leaves of this plant, formerly used in medicine to treat rheumatism, etc
- another name for red cedar (def. 1)
C14: from Old French savine, from Latin herba Sabīna the Sabine plant