Search Result for "juniperus sabina":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. procumbent or spreading juniper;
[syn: dwarf juniper, savin, Juniperus sabina]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Savin \Sav"in\, Savine \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, amenorrhoea, etc. (b) The North American red cedar (Juniperus Virginiana.) [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Juniperus sabina n 1: procumbent or spreading juniper [syn: dwarf juniper, savin, Juniperus sabina]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

JUNIPERUS SABINA, med. jur. This plant is commonly called savine. 2. It is used for lawful purposes in medicine, but too frequently for the criminal intent of producing abortion, generally endangering the life of the woman. It is usually administered in powder or oil. The dose of oil for lawful purposes, for a grown person, is from two to four drops. Parr's Med. Dictionary, article Sabina. Fodere mentions a case where a large dose of powdered savine had been administered to an ignorant girl, in the seventh month of her pregnancy, which had no effect on the foetus. It was, however, near taking the life of the girl. Fodere, tome iv. p. 431. Given in sufficiently large doses, four or six grains in the form of powder, kills a dog in a few hours, and even its insertion into a wound has tho same effect. Orfila, Traite des Poisons, tome iii. p. 42. For or a form of indictment for administering savine to a woman quick with child, see 3 Chit. Cr. Law, 798. Vide 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 316,