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Meaning of SAVORY

Pronunciation:  'seyvuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
  2. [n]  either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
  3. [n]  dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
  4. [n]  any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
  5. [adj]  pleasing to the sense of taste
  6. [adj]  morally respectable or inoffensive; "a past that was scarcely savory"
  7. [adj]  having an agreeably pungent taste
 

SAVORY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: appetising, appetizing, inoffensive, Micromeria juliana, mouth-watering, piquant, savoury, savoury, spicy, tasteful, tasty, zesty
 
 Antonyms: offensive, unsavory, unsavoury
 
 See Also: dainty, delicacy, genus Micromeria, genus Satureia, genus Satureja, goody, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, kickshaw, Micromeria, Satureia, Satureia hortensis, Satureia montana, Satureja, Satureja hortensis, Satureja montana, summer savory, summer savory, summer savoury, treat, winter savory, winter savory, winter savoury

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sa"vor*y\ (-[y^]), a. [From {Savor}.]
    Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell. [Written also
    {savoury}.]
    
          The chewing flocks Had ta'en their supper on the savory
          herb.                                    --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Sa"vo*ry\ (s[=a]"v[-o]*r[y^]), n. [F. savor['e]e; cf.
    It. santoreggia, satureja, L. satureia,] (Bot.)
    An aromatic labiate plant ({Satureia hortensis}), much used
    in cooking; -- also called {summer savory}. [Written also
    {savoury}.]
    
    
 

 

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