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Origin of summer savory
First recorded in 1565–75
Words nearby summer savory
Definition for summer savory (2 of 2)
[ 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 savory2
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 summer 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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