Adjective "Savory" definition and examples

(Savory may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


An aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb.
  1. 'Certain herbs will also grow well in cooler temperatures including cilantro, winter thyme, winter savory & sage.'
  2. 'A versatile culinary herb that belongs to the same plant family as thyme is winter savory.'

More definitions

1. pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell: a savory aroma.

2. piquant: a savory jelly.

3. pleasing, attractive, or agreeable. noun, plural savories.

4. British. an aromatic, often spicy course or dish served either as an appetizer or as a dessert, as pickled fish or brandied fruit.

More examples(as adjective)

"pots can be savory."

"pieces can be savory."

"pastries can be savory."

"pancakes can be savory."

"offers can be savory."

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