- the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or of smell.
- a particular taste or smell.
- distinctive quality or property.
- power to excite or interest.
- Archaic. repute.
- to have savor, taste, or odor.
- to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of): His business practices savor of greed.
- to give a savor to; season; flavor.
- to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish: to savor the garden's odors.
- to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life.
Origin of savor
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Examples from the Web for savorous
Aristotle said that the most savorous cheese came from the chamois.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
Her swallow of anything became large spoonfuls of rich blackness and the tenderness of savorous flesh.The Paliser case
Thereafter, on cushioned beds were repasts, long and savorous, eaten to the sound of crotal and of flute.
The weak-fish (Cynoscion nobilis) and numerous relatives rank first among those with tender, white, savorous flesh.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
Word Origin and History for savorous
mid-13c., from Old French savor "flavor, taste; sauce, seasoning; delight, pleasure," from Latin saporem (nominative sapor) "taste, flavor," related to sapere "to have a flavor" (see sapient).
c.1300, from Old French savorer "taste, breathe in; appreciate, care for," from Late Latin saporare, from Latin sapor (see savor (n.)). Related: Savored; savoring.