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

  1. (adj.)pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell.

  2. piquant.

  3. pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.

  4. (n.)Chiefly Brit. a spicy or aromatic dish served as an appetizer or dessert.

    Category: Cooking

    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.

  1. any aromatic herb of the genus Satureja, of the mint family, esp. S. hortensis

    Category: Plants

    Ref: ( summer savory ); ( winter savory )

Origin of savory:

1350–1400; ME saverey, perh. for OE sætherie < L saturēia

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


  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.


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