savor

[ sey-ver ]
/ ˈseɪ vər /

noun

verb (used without object)

to have savor, taste, or odor.
to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of): His business practices savor of greed.

verb (used with object)

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Also especially British, sa·vour .

Origin of savor

First recorded in 1175–1225; (noun) Middle English sav(o)ur, from Old French savour, from Latin sapōrem, accusative of sapor “taste,” derivative of sapere “to taste” (cf. sapient); (verb) Middle English sav(o)uren, from Old French savourer, from Late Latin sapōrāre, derivative of sapor

synonym study for savor

1. See taste.

usage note for savor

See -or1.

OTHER WORDS FROM savor

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH savor

savior, savor , savory.
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