<botany> 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-coloured foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom. Its bitter, acrid tops are sometimes used in medicine for gout, amenorrhoea, etc.
The North American red cedar (Juniperus Virginiana)
Origin: OE. Saveine, AS. Safinae, savine, L. Sabina herba. Cf. Sabine
Alternative forms: sabine.
(01 Mar 1998)
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