summer savory

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noun

See under savory2.

Origin of summer savory

First recorded in 1565–75

Definition for summer savory (2 of 2)

savory

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[ 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 savory

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1350–1400; Middle English saverey, perhaps for Old English sætherie < Latin saturēia (whence also Old English saturege, Middle English satureie)
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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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