adjective, sa·vour·i·er, sa·vour·i·est, noun, plural sa·vour·ies.
- savonarola chair,
- savonarola, girolamo,
- savoy alps,
- savoy cabbage,
adjective, sa·vor·i·er, sa·vor·i·est.
noun, plural sa·vor·ies.
Origin of savory1
Examples from the Web for savouries
But a 'tea' in the north country depends for distinction, not on its solids or its savouries, but on its sweets.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
This saves much time and labour and answers better for flavouring soups, gravies, or savouries of any kind.A Comprehensive Guide-Book to Natural, Hygienic and Humane Diet|Sydney H. Beard
The sweets were cold, and she got in the savouries, and sometimes an ice pudding.Lady Cassandra|Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Savouries, when possible, should be eaten with a fork, but occasionally a knife also is of imperative use.Manners and Rules of Good Society|Anonymous
But she is limited, very limited, and entrées and savouries are the two things in which I cannot entirely trust her.A Duet|Arthur Conan Doyle
noun plural -vories
Word Origin for savory
noun plural -vouries
Word Origin for savoury
"pleasing in taste or smell," c.1200, from Old French savore "tasty, flavorsome" (Modern French savouré), past participle of savourer "to taste" (see savor (n.)).
aromatic mint, late 14c., perhaps an alteration of Old English sæþerie, which is ultimately from Latin satureia "savory (n.)," a foreign word in Latin. But early history of the word suggests transmission via Old French savereie. In either case, the form of the word probably was altered by influence of the Middle English or Old French form of savory (adj.).