savin

or sav·ine

[ sav-in ]
/ ˈsæv ɪn /

noun

a juniper, Juniperus sabina, of Europe and Asia.
the drug derived from the dried tops of this plant, formerly used in treating amenorrhea.

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  1. saved by the bell,
  2. saveloy,
  3. saver,
  4. savery,
  5. savigny,
  6. saving,
  7. saving grace,
  8. saving grace, a,
  9. savingly,
  10. savings

Origin of savin

before 1000; Middle English; Old English safine, saveneLatin (herba) Sabina Sabine (herb)

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British Dictionary definitions for savin

savin

savine

/ (ˈsævɪn) /

noun

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)

Word Origin for savin

C14: from Old French savine, from Latin herba Sabīna the Sabine plant

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