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Definition 1: either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for savory in the sense of this definition

(savory is a kind of ...) aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

(... is a kind of savory ) herb with delicately flavored leaves with many uses

(... is a kind of savory ) resinous leaves used in stews and stuffings and meat loaf

Definition 2: an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for savory in the sense of this definition

(savory is a kind of ...) something considered choice to eat

Definition 3: any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees - [noun denoting plant]

(savory is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of savory ) erect annual herb with oval leaves and pink flowers; used to flavor e.g. meats or soups or salads; southeastern Europe and naturalized elsewhere

(... is a kind of savory ) erect perennial subshrub having pink or white flowers and leathery leaves with a flavor of thyme; southern Europe

(... is a member of savory) savory

Definition 4: dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for savory in the sense of this definition

(savory is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of savory) large genus of fragrant chiefly Old World herbs

Definition 5: morally wholesome or acceptable - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where savory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a past that was scarcely savory

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Definition 6: pleasing to the sense of taste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for savory in the sense of this definition

(savory is similar to ...) appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma

Definition 7: having an agreeably pungent taste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for savory in the sense of this definition

(savory is similar to ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

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