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Definition of the noun savory

What does savory mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: savories

  1. any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
  2. dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
  3. either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
  4. an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

Alternative definition of the noun savory


  1. Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus Satureja, grown as culinary flavourings
  2. The leaves of these plants used as a flavouring
  3. A savory snack

Definition of the adjective savory

What does savory mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more savory / savorier | most savory / savoriest

  1. morally wholesome or acceptable
    • example: a past that was scarcely savory
    • alternative spelling: savoury
    • antonym of savory: unsavory
  2. having an agreeably pungent taste
  3. pleasing to the sense of taste

Alternative definition of the adjective savory


  1. Tasty, attractive to the palate.
  2. Salty or Non-Sweet
  3. Not overly sweet.


"Savory" was the first single released by Jawbox from their 1994 major label debut, For Your Own Special Sweetheart, released as Savory + 3. The song is a description of the female body, according to Allmusic, but in a very cryptic form. The three other songs from the single were later included as bonus tracks for the 2009 reissue of For Your Own Special Sweetheart.

Phrases with Savory

  1. summer savory
  2. winter savory
  3. Browne's Savory
  4. San Miguel Savory
  5. Serpentine Savory
  6. Monkeyflower Savory

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Savory

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

SAVORY, SUMMER (Satureja hortensis L.) Current CAS number 977051-98-1 Description Herbaceous annual plant growing wild or cultivated in the mountain regions of Europe, the Mediterranean basin, and some mid- western areas of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

Savory – 1. The spice (noun) called summer savory. 2. The description (adjective ). The word savory describes a food product, class of food products or flavors to which salt would normally be added rather than sugar. Examples of flavors or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Herbs (2009)

A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker

Summer savory grows rapidly and young, tender shoot tips may be harvested when the plant reaches 6 inches in height; this serves two purposes: to slow flower production and to encourage branching. As the season progresses, the plant ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

The Romans mainly used savory to spice meals made with beans and other legumes, hence the German name bohnenkraut, “bean herb.” Use In Roman antiquity, savory had a conflicting reputation. But never spare the power! Only one ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (2013)

The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being by Lawless, Julia

SAVORY,. WINTER. Satureja montana FAMILY Lamiaceae (Labiatae) SYNONYMS 5. obovata, Calamintha montana. GENERAL DESCRIPTION A bushy perennial subshrub up to 40 cms high with woody stems at the base, linear leaves and ...

Google previewThe Aromatherapy Encyclopedia (2009)

A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils: Easyread Comfort Edition by Carol Schiller

SAVORY. Botanical Name: Calamintha montana, Sat- ureja montana, Satureja obovata (Winter savory); Calamintha hortensis, Satureja hortensis (Summer savory) Family: Lamiaceae The essential oil is obtained from the plant.

Google previewThe Grilling Encyclopedia (1994)

An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything

Summer savory is a mild, sweet herb, used extensively in European countries as a favored flavoring for string beans. Because it loses much of its flavor when dried, summer savory is almost always used fresh. Winter savory has a slightly more ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Savory, thyme Mincemeat Cloves Muffins Mace, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice Fennel seed, marjoram, oregano, Mushrooms rosemary, thyme Mushroom sauce Nutmeg Noodles Caraway seed, paprika, poppy seeds, sesame seeds Nut bread ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Gardening (1846)

by George William Johnson

Savory. Ven species. Hardy and half-hardy evergreen shrubs, and herbaceous S. hortensis is an annual. Division, slips, cuttings, seeds. Dry light sandy soil. See vory. SATYRIUM. Eight species. Greenhouse tuberous-rooted orchids. Division.

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist: Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany ... The Second Edition. Carefully Revised ... and Very Much Enlarged, Etc (1797)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.)

SATUREIA, Savory. This genus is composed of low, undershrubby, and herbaceous aromatic perennials and annuals, for the kitchen-garden, pleasure ground, and green-house, ornamented with Ímall narrow leaves, and small monopetaious ...

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Scrabble value of S1A1V4O1R1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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