Main definitions of savory in English

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savory1

adjective

Pronunciation

savory

/ˈseɪv(ə)ri/

Main definitions of savory in English

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savory2

noun

mass noun
  • An aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb.

    Genus Satureja, family Labiatae: several species, in particular the annual summer savory (S. hortensis), which is traditionally used with beans, and the coarser flavoured perennial winter savory (S. montana)

    • ‘Together with dill, sorrel and summer savory, parsley was one of the herbs grown in every garden.’
    • ‘Sprinkle the dish with black pepper and garnish with winter savory.’
    • ‘Certain herbs will also grow well in cooler temperatures including cilantro, winter thyme, winter savory & sage.’
    • ‘Harvest culinary and medicinal herbs like lemon balm, mint, French tarragon, summer savory and basil before they go to seed.’
    • ‘A versatile culinary herb that belongs to the same plant family as thyme is winter savory.’

Origin

Middle English: perhaps from Old English sætherie, or via Old French, from Latin satureia.

Pronunciation

savory

/ˈseɪv(ə)ri/