see also: Savory
  • IPA: /ˈseɪvəɹi/

savory (comparative savorier, superlative savoriest) (American spelling)

  1. Tasty, attractive to the palate.
    The fine restaurant presented an array of savory dishes; each was delicious.
  2. Salty and/or spicy, but not sweet.
    The mushrooms, meat, bread, rice, peanuts and potatoes were all good savory foods.
  3. umami, modern
    The savory rabbit soup contrasted well with the sweet cucumber sandwiches with jam.
  4. (figuratively) Morally or ethically acceptable.
    Readers are to be warned that quotations in this chapter contain some not so savory language.
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savory (plural savories)

  1. (American spelling) A savory snack.


  1. Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus ll mul, grown as culinary flavourings.
  2. The leaves of these plants used as a flavouring.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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