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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.]

savory

(ˈseɪvərɪ)
n, pl -vories
1. (Plants) any of numerous aromatic plants of the genus Satureja, esp S. montana (winter savory) and S. hortensis (summer savory), of the Mediterranean region, having narrow leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) the leaves of any of these plants, used as a potherb
[C14: probably from Old English sætherie, from Latin saturēia, of obscure origin]

sa•vor•y1

(ˈseɪ və ri)

adj. -vor•i•er, -vor•i•est, adj.
1. pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell.
2. piquant.
3. pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.
n.
4. Chiefly Brit. a spicy or aromatic dish served as an appetizer or dessert.
Also, esp. Brit., sa′vour•y.
[1175–1225; Middle English savori (with -i -y1), earlier savure < Old French savoure, past participle of savourer to savor]
sa′vor•i•ness, n.
syn: See palatable.

sa•vor•y2

(ˈseɪ və ri)

n., pl. -vor•ies.
any aromatic herb of the genus Satureja, of the mint family, esp. S. hortensis (summer savory) or S. montana (winter savory), having leaves used in cooking.
[1350–1400; Middle English saverey, perhaps for Old English sætherie < Latin saturēia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savory - any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to beessavory - any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Satureia hortensis, Satureja hortensis, summer savory - erect annual herb with oval leaves and pink flowers; used to flavor e.g. meats or soups or salads; southeastern Europe and naturalized elsewhere
Satureia montana, Satureja montana, winter savory - erect perennial subshrub having pink or white flowers and leathery leaves with a flavor of thyme; southern Europe
2.savory - dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regionssavory - dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Micromeria, Micromeria - large genus of fragrant chiefly Old World herbs
3.savory - either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
summer savoury, summer savory - herb with delicately flavored leaves with many uses
winter savoury, winter savory - resinous leaves used in stews and stuffings and meat loaf
4.savory - an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
Adj.1.savory - morally wholesome or acceptable; "a past that was scarcely savory"
unsavory, unsavoury, offensive - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
2.savory - having an agreeably pungent tastesavory - having an agreeably pungent taste  
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
3.savory - pleasing to the sense of taste
appetising, appetizing - appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma

savory

adjective
Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
Translations
pikantní
krydret
kyntelimaukassuolainen
pikantan
borsikafűcsombord
塩味の
짭짤한
kyndelsmårätt
ที่เป็นของคาว
đậm đà

savory

1 [ˈseɪvərɪ] N (Bot) → tomillo m salsero

savory

n (Bot) → Bohnenkraut nt

savory

[ˈseɪvrɪ] n
a. (Bot) → satureia
b. (Am) = savoury

savory

ذو مذاق مُشَةٍ pikantní krydret pikant εύγευστος sabroso suolainen salé pikantan salato 塩味の 짭짤한 hartig velsmakende smaczny salgado соленый или пряный smårätt ที่เป็นของคาว tuzlu ve baharatlı đậm đà 咸味的
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