Definitions for: Savory


[n] an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
[n] either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
[n] dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
[n] any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
[adj] pleasing to the sense of taste
[adj] morally respectable or inoffensive; "a past that was scarcely savory"
[adj] having an agreeably pungent taste



Webster (1913) Definition: Sa"vor*y (-[y^]), a. [From Savor.]
Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell. [Written also
savoury.]

The chewing flocks Had ta'en their supper on the savory
herb. --Milton.


Sa"vo*ry (s[=a]"v[-o]*r[y^]), n. [F. savor['e]e; cf.
It. santoreggia, satureja, L. satureia,] (Bot.)
An aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used
in cooking; -- also called summer savory. [Written also
savoury.]

Synonyms: appetising, appetizing, inoffensive, Micromeria juliana, mouth-watering, piquant, savoury, savoury, spicy, tasteful, tasty, zesty

Antonyms: offensive, unsavory, unsavoury

See Also: dainty, delicacy, genus Micromeria, genus Satureia, genus Satureja, goody, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, kickshaw, Micromeria, Satureia, Satureia hortensis, Satureia montana, Satureja, Satureja hortensis, Satureja montana, summer savory, summer savory, summer savoury, treat, winter savory, winter savory, winter savoury

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