Definition of savin in English:

savin

noun

  • 1A bushy Eurasian juniper which typically has horizontally spreading branches.

    1. 1.1[mass noun] An extract obtained from the savin plant, formerly used as an abortifacient.
      • ‘Such mixtures usually worked by causing violent vomiting or diarrhoea, although recent research has indicated that some ingredients, such as the herb savin, might well have produced uterine contractions.’

Origin

Old English, from Old French savine, from Latin sabina (herba) Sabine (herb).

Pronunciation:

savin

/ˈsavɪn/