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savin

[sav-in] /ˈsæv ɪn/
noun
1.
a juniper, Juniperus sabina, of Europe and Asia.
2.
the drug derived from the dried tops of this plant, formerly used in treating amenorrhea.
3.
red cedar (def 1).
Also, savine.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English safine, saveneLatin (herba) Sabina Sabine (herb)
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savin

/ˈsævɪn/
noun
1.
a small spreading juniper bush, Juniperus sabina, of Europe, N Asia, and North America
2.
the oil derived from the shoots and leaves of this plant, formerly used in medicine to treat rheumatism, etc
3.
another name for red cedar (sense 1)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French savine, from Latin herba Sabīna the Sabine plant
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