from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen Eurasian shrub (Juniperus sabina) having brownish-blue seed-bearing cones and young shoots that yield an oil formerly used medicinally.
- n. Any of several related plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An evergreen European shrub that yields a medicinal oil.
- n. The dried tips of this plant, with poisonous and anthelmintic properties, used as a drug.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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, amenorrhœa, etc.
- n. The North American red cedar (Juniperus Virginiana.)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European tree or shrub, Juniperus Sabina.
- n. A drug consisting of savin-tops. See def. 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. procumbent or spreading juniper
Middle English, from Old English safine and from Old French savine, both from Latin (herba) Sabīna, Sabine (plant), savin, feminine of Sabīnus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French savine, from Latin Sabina ("Sabine (herb)"). (Wiktionary)