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Adjective: savory  sey-vu-ree
Usage: US (elsewhere: savoury)
  1. Morally wholesome or acceptable
    "a past that was scarcely savory";
    - savoury [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Having an agreeably pungent taste
    - piquant, savoury [Brit, Cdn], spicy, zesty
     
  3. Pleasing to the sense of taste
    "She tried and tested high fiber, low-fat, low-sugar recipes to ensure delicious, savory meals that conform to diabetic dietary requirements";
    - mouth-watering, savoury [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: savory  sey-vu-ree
Usage: US (elsewhere: savoury)
  1. Any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
    - savoury [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
    - Micromeria juliana, savoury [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
    - savoury [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. An aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
    - savoury [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: savories

See also: appetising [Brit], appetizing, tasty

Type of: dainty, delicacy, goody, herb, herbaceous plant, kickshaw [archaic], treat

Antonym: unsavory [US]

Part of: genus Micromeria, genus Satureia, genus Satureja, Micromeria, Satureia, Satureja

Encyclopedia: Savory