Meaning of savory


Pronunciation: (sā'vu-rē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -vor•i•er, -vor•i•est, -vor•ies.
  1. pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell: a savory aroma.
  2. piquant: a savory jelly.
  3. pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.
  1. an aromatic, often spicy course or dish served either as an appetizer or as a dessert, as pickled fish or brandied fruit.


Pronunciation: (sā'vu-rē), [key]
— pl. -vor•ies.
  1. any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Satureja, of the mint family, esp. S. hortensisor S. montanahaving narrow leaves used in cookery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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