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

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English sav(o)ur < Old French savour < Latin sapōrem, accusative of sapor taste, derivative of sapere to taste (cf. sapient); (v.) Middle English sav(o)uren < Old French savourer < Late Latin sapōrāre, derivative of sapor

usage note for savor

See -or1.

OTHER WORDS FROM savor

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH savor

savior savor savory
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