savoury

[ sey-vuh-ree ]

adjective, noun,more sa·vour·y or (Rare) sa·vour·i·er, most sa·vour·y or (Rare) sa·vour·i·est,plural sa·vour·ies.

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British Dictionary definitions for savoury

savoury

US savory

/ (ˈseɪvərɪ) /


adjective
  1. attractive to the sense of taste or smell

  2. salty or spicy; not sweet: a savoury dish

  1. pleasant

  2. respectable

nounplural -vouries
  1. a savoury dish served as an hors d'oeuvre or dessert

Origin of savoury

1
C13 savure, from Old French savouré, from savourer to savour

Derived forms of savoury

  • savourily or US savorily, adverb
  • savouriness or US savoriness, noun

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