Origin and Etymology of savin
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin (herba) sabina, literally, Sabine plant
First Known Use: 14th century
Medical Definition of savin
: a mostly prostrate Eurasian evergreen juniper (Juniperus sabina) with dark foliage and small berries having a glaucous bloom and with bitter acrid tops that are sometimes used in folk medicine (as for amenorrhea or as an abortifacient)—called also sabina
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