- IPA: /ˈseɪvəɹi/
savory (comparative savorier, superlative savoriest) (American spelling)
- Tasty, attractive to the palate.
- The fine restaurant presented an array of savory dishes; each was delicious.
- Salty and/or spicy, but not sweet.
- The mushrooms, meat, bread, rice, peanuts and potatoes were all good savory foods.
- umami, modern
- The savory rabbit soup contrasted well with the sweet cucumber sandwiches with jam.
- (figuratively) Morally or ethically acceptable.
- Readers are to be warned that quotations in this chapter contain some not so savory language.
- See also Thesaurus:delicious
- French: savoureux, délicieux
- German: schmackhaft, köstlich
- Italian: saporito, gustoso
- Portuguese: saboroso, apetitoso, gostoso
- Russian: аппети́тный
- Spanish: sabroso, apetitoso
- French: salé
- German: herzhaft
- Italian: salato
- Portuguese: salgado, de sal
- Russian: солёный
- Spanish: salado, de sal
savory (plural savories)
- (American spelling) A savory snack.
- Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus ll mul, grown as culinary flavourings.
- The leaves of these plants used as a flavouring.
- French: sarriette
- German: Bohnenkraut
- Italian: santoreggia
- Portuguese: segurelha
- Russian: сатуре́я
- Spanish: ajedrea