Sav"in, Sav"ine (?), n. [OE. saveine, AS. safinae, savine, L. sabina herba. Cf. Sabine.] [Written also sabine.] Bot. (a)
A coniferous shrub (Juniperus Sabina) of Western Asia, occasionally found also in the northern parts of the United States and in British America. It is a compact bush, with dark-colored foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom. Its bitter, acrid tops are sometimes used in medicine for gout, amenorrhea, etc.
The North American red cedar (Juniperus Virginiana.)
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