Origin 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up savin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).