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savory

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[ sey-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈseɪ və ri /
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adjective, more sa·vor·y or (Rare) sa·vor·i·er, most sa·vor·y or (Rare) sa·vor·i·est.
pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell: a savory aroma.
piquant: a savory jelly.
pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.
noun, plural sa·vor·ies.
British. an aromatic, often spicy course or dish served either as an appetizer or as a dessert, as pickled fish or brandied fruit.
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Also especially British, sa·vour·y .

Origin of savory

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First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English savori; replacing Middle English savure, from Old French savoure, past participle of savourer “to savor”; see origin at savor, -y1

synonym study for savory

1, 2. See palatable.

OTHER WORDS FROM savory

sa·vor·i·ly, adverbsa·vor·i·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH savory

savior, savor, savory

Other definitions for savory (2 of 2)

savory2
[ sey-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈseɪ və ri /

noun, plural sa·vor·ies.
any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Satureja, of the mint family, especially S. hortensis(summer savory ) or S. montana(winter savory ), having narrow leaves used in cookery.

Origin of savory

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1350–1400; Middle English saverey, perhaps for Old English sætherie<Latin saturēia (whence also Old English saturege,Middle English satureie)
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British Dictionary definitions for savory

savory
/ (ˈseɪvərɪ) /

noun plural -vories
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)
the leaves of any of these plants, used as a potherb

Word Origin for savory

C14: probably from Old English sætherie, from Latin saturēia, of obscure origin
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