savoriness


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sa·vor·y 1

 (sā′və-rē)
adj.
1. Appetizing to the taste or smell: a savory stew.
2. Piquant, pungent, or salty to the taste; not sweet.
3. Morally respectable; inoffensive: a past that was scarcely savory.
n. pl. sa·vor·ies
A dish of pungent taste, such as anchovies on toast or pickled fruit, sometimes served in Great Britain as an hors d'oeuvre or instead of a sweet dessert.

[Middle English savure, from Old French savoure, past participle of savourer, to taste, from Late Latin sapōrāre, from Latin sapor, flavor; see savor.]

sa′vor·i·ly adv.
sa′vor·i·ness n.

sa·vor·y 2

 (sā′və-rē)
n. pl. sa·vor·ies
1. An annual Mediterranean aromatic herb (Satureja hortensis) of the mint family, having pale lavender to white flowers. Also called summer savory.
2. A related Mediterranean aromatic perennial herb (Satureja montana), having white or pink flowers. Also called winter savory.
3. The leaves of either of these plants, used as seasoning.

[Middle English saverey, alteration of Old French sarree, alteration of Latin saturēia.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savoriness - having an appetizing flavor
appetisingness, appetizingness - the property of stimulating the appetite
sapidness, sapidity - a pleasant flavor
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