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English adjective: savory

1. savory morally wholesome or acceptable

SamplesA past that was scarcely savory.


Antonymsunsavory, unsavoury, offensive

2. savory having an agreeably pungent taste

Synonymspiquant, savoury, spicy, zesty



3. savory pleasing to the sense of taste

Synonymsmouth-watering, savoury

Similarappetising, appetizing

Antonymsunappetising, unappetizing

English noun: savory

1. savory (plant) any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)Satureia hortensis, Satureia montana, Satureja hortensis, Satureja montana, summer savory, winter savory

Member meronymgenus Satureia, genus Satureja, Satureia, Satureja

2. savory (plant) dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

SynonymsMicromeria juliana

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Member meronymgenus Micromeria, Micromeria

3. savory (food) either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family


Broader (hypernym)herb

Narrower (hyponym)summer savory, summer savoury, winter savory, winter savoury

4. savory (food) an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre


Broader (hypernym)dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat

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