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or sav·ine  (săv′ĭn)
1. An evergreen Eurasian shrub (Juniperus sabina) having brownish-blue seed-bearing cones and young shoots that yield an oil formerly used medicinally.
2. Any of several related plants, especially the eastern red cedar.

[Middle English, from Old English safine and from Old French savine, both from Latin (herba) Sabīna, Sabine (plant), savin, feminine of Sabīnus.]
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(ˈsævɪn) or


1. (Plants) a small spreading juniper bush, Juniperus sabina, of Europe, N Asia, and North America
2. (Plants) the oil derived from the shoots and leaves of this plant, formerly used in medicine to treat rheumatism, etc
3. (Plants) another name for red cedar1
[C14: from Old French savine, from Latin herba Sabīna the Sabine plant]
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or sav•ine

(ˈsæv ɪn)

1. a Eurasian juniper, Juniperus sabina, introduced in E North America.
2. an extract of the dried tops of this plant, used in perfumery.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English safine, savene « Latin (herba) Sabina Sabine (herb)]
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Noun1.savin - procumbent or spreading junipersavin - procumbent or spreading juniper  
juniper - coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones
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An orf'cer can't do anythin' to a time-expired savin' confinin' him to barricks.
Savin' your presince, Sorr,' I sez, ''tis only Lift'nint Hackerston in the Ould Rig'mint can manage a Home draf'.'
But to think of a niece o' mine being cause o' my husband's being turned out of his farm, and me brought him no fortin but my savin's "
Perkins; "seems like they enjoyed savin' more'n anything in the world, and it's gainin' on Mirandy sence her shock."
'Tain't wuth savin'; tain't wuth totin' out on a shovel en throwin' en de gutter.
I ain't got no money, but I wants you to take dese six eggs, what I's been savin' up, an' I wants you to put dese six eggs into the eddication of dese boys an' gals."
There may be a poorish few not wrong, savin' where they make out the people too good, for there be folk that do think a balm-bowl be like the sea, if only it be their own.
But if I was you, I wouldn't call the boat which, under Providence, was the means o' savin' ye, names.
Them 's particular onions I was a savin' for dis yer very stew.
Engraved on the salver is the legend: "This salver together with a cake basket were presented to Thomas Savin by the inhabitants of the district through which the Llanidloes and Newtown Railway passes as a mark of their approval for the energetic manner in which he and Mr Davies have constructed the line."
Jim Ivy is president and chief executive of $275 million Savin Corp.