Definitions for savoryˈseɪ və ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sa•vor•y*ˈseɪ və ri(adj.)-vor•i•er, -vor•i•est
(adj.)pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell.
pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.
(n.)Chiefly Brit. a spicy or aromatic dish served as an appetizer or dessert.
Ref: Also, esp. Brit., sa′vour•y.
* Syn: See palatable.
Origin of savory:
1175–1225; ME savori (with -i -y1), earlier savure < OF savoure, ptp. of savourer to savor
sa•vor•yˈseɪ və ri(n.)(pl.)-vor•ies.
any aromatic herb of the genus Satureja, of the mint family, esp. S. hortensis
Ref: ( summer savory ); ( winter savory )
Origin of savory:
1350–1400; ME saverey, perh. for OE sætherie < L saturēia
any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
savory, Micromeria juliana(noun)
dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
morally wholesome or acceptable
"a past that was scarcely savory"
piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty(adj)
having an agreeably pungent taste
mouth-watering, savory, savoury(adj)
pleasing to the sense of taste
pleasing to the organs of taste or smell
an aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; -- also called summer savory
Satureja is a genus of aromatic plants of the family Lamiaceae, related to rosemary and thyme. There are about 30 species called savories, of which summer savory and winter savory are the most important in cultivation.
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