savoury

[ sey-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈseɪ və ri /
Chiefly British

adjective, sa·vour·i·er, sa·vour·i·est, noun, plural sa·vour·ies.

Definition for savouries (2 of 2)

savory

1
[ sey-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈseɪ və ri /

adjective, sa·vor·i·er, 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.
Also especially British, sa·vour·y.

Origin of savory

1
1175–1225; Middle English savori (see savor, -y1); replacing Middle English savure < Old French savoure, past participle of savourer to savor

SYNONYMS FOR savory

1, 2 See palatable.

Related forms

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

Can be confused

savior savor savory
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British Dictionary definitions for savouries (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for savouries (2 of 2)

savoury

US savory

/ (ˈseɪvərɪ) /

adjective

attractive to the sense of taste or smell
salty or spicy; not sweeta savoury dish
pleasant
respectable

noun plural -vouries

a savoury dish served as an hors d'oeuvre or dessert

Derived Forms

savourily or US savorily, adverbsavouriness or US savoriness, noun

Word Origin for savoury

C13 savure, from Old French savouré, from savourer to savour
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