What does savory mean?

Definitions for savoryˈseɪ və ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. savory(noun)

    any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

  2. savory, Micromeria juliana(noun)

    dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

  3. savory, savoury(noun)

    either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

  4. savory, savoury(adj)

    an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

  5. savory, savoury(adj)

    morally wholesome or acceptable

    "a past that was scarcely savory"

  6. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty(adj)

    having an agreeably pungent taste

  7. mouth-watering, savory, savoury(adj)

    pleasing to the sense of taste

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savory(adj)

    pleasing to the organs of taste or smell

  2. Savory(noun)

    an aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; -- also called summer savory

  3. Origin: [From Savor.]


  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Savory

    sā′vor-i, n. a genus of plants of the natural order Labiatæ, nearly allied to thyme. The Common Savory gives an aromatic pungent flavour to viands. [Savour.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savory in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for savory

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مالحArabic
  • köstlich, schmackhaft, herzhaft, BohnenkrautGerman
  • νόστιμοςGreek
  • salado, de sal, sabroso, apetitoso, ajedreaSpanish
  • maitsevEstonian
  • suolainen, kynteli, maukasFinnish
  • sarriette, délicieux, salé, savoureuxFrench
  • csombord, borsikafűHungarian
  • salato, santoreggia, gustoso, saporitoItalian
  • セイボリー, 塩辛い, 美味しい, キダチハッカ, 香ばしいJapanese
  • ქონდარიGeorgian
  • mōkarakara, mākarakaraMāori
  • cząberPolish
  • salgado, saboroso, segurelha, gostoso, apetitosoPortuguese
  • cimbruRomanian
  • солёный, аппети́тный, пря́ный, вку́сный, сатуре́я, о́стрый, ча́бер, пика́нтныйRussian
  • šetraj, okusenSlovene
  • välsmakande, kyndel, saltSwedish

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