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

Derived forms: savouries

See also: appetising [Brit], appetizing, tasty

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

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

Encyclopedia: Savoury