What does savory mean?

Definitions for savory
ˈseɪ və risa·vo·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. savorynoun

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

  2. savory, Micromeria juliananoun

    dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

  3. savory, savourynoun

    either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

  4. savory, savouryadjective

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

  5. savory, savouryadjective

    morally wholesome or acceptable

    "a past that was scarcely savory"

  6. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zestyadjective

    having an agreeably pungent taste

  7. mouth-watering, savory, savouryadjective

    pleasing to the sense of taste

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savoryadjective

    pleasing to the organs of taste or smell

    Etymology: [From Savor.]

  2. Savorynoun

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

    Etymology: [From Savor.]

Freebase

  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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of savory in a Sentence

  1. Francesco Agopyan:

    It has the typical sweetness of a crab, combined with a sapid, savory flavor due to the saltiness of the lagoon waters, it is a very popular dish, especially among Venetians but also by others. It's a special dish.

  2. Jessica Randhawa from The:

    My family has been enjoying these sliders for lunch with this recipe for the last five years, and they look forward to it as much as Thanksgiving dinner itself, for this recipe, always be sure to use sweet rolls, as the sweetness complements the savory turkey meat and the tart cranberry sauce perfectly in a fusion of flavors.

  3. Natalie Rizzo:

    Since chocolate has caffeine that may keep me awake, I opt for cocoa powder sprinkled on top of popcorn, this sweet and savory snack has just 40 calories per cup.

  4. The Journal:

    So apparently we did for close NATO allies, but we apparently made just a few exceptions and one of them is the leader of Turkey, Erdogan - not exactly a savory character. The other one was a close ally of democracy an elected leader, Netanyahu.

  5. Toyo Koda:

    It's incredibly versatile and can be used across savory and sweet dishes.

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  • 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
  • 美味的Chinese

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