savin

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French savine, from Latin sabina (sabine (herb)).

Noun[edit]

savin (plural savins)

  1. The evergreen shrub Juniperus sabina, endemic to Europe, which yields a medicinal oil.
  2. The poisonous dried tips of this plant, with anthelmintic properties, used as a drug.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ii:
      th'aged Nurse her calling to her bowre, / Had gathered Rew, and Sauine, and the flowre / Of Camphara, and Calamint, and Dill, / All which she in a earthen Pot did poure [...].
  3. The North American red cedar, Juniperus virginiana.

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savin

  1. Instructive plural form of savi.

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