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sa•vor•y1(ˈseɪ və ri)
adj. -vor•i•er, -vor•i•est, adj.
1. pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell.
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||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|
savory - any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
|2.||summer savory - herb with delicately flavored leaves with many uses|
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