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) and the coarser flavored perennial winter savory (S. montana)
- Harvest culinary and medicinal herbs like lemon balm, mint, French tarragon, summer savory and basil before they go to seed.
- Together with dill, sorrel and summer savory, parsley was one of the herbs grown in every garden.
- Certain herbs will also grow well in cooler temperatures including cilantro, winter thyme, winter savory & sage.
1(Of food) belonging to the category that is salty or spicy rather than sweet.
- Leanne imagined thin, crispy crust smothered in sweet yet savory tomato sauce, warm cheese, pepperoni, and succulent mushrooms.
- Maple syrup is no longer relegated to its standard role of sweetening pancakes and waffles; this versatile ingredient adds flavor to both sweet and savory dishes alike.
- In general, most of the salt we consume is not added during cooking or at the table, but comes from processed foods such as bread, cheese, savoury snacks, breakfast cereals and ready-meals.
2 [usually with negative] Morally wholesome or acceptable: everyone knew it was a front for less savory operations
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- I don't, frankly, think the Royal Family did look on them as particularly pleasant or savory people.
- But the task was becoming a less savory one, the world was annoying him at every turn.
- The most savoury of the paintings (if I can use that word without coming across as prudish) are a series of nudes done from life in South Africa.
acceptable, pleasant, respectable, wholesome, honorable, proper, seemly
noun (plural savories)chiefly British Back to top
A savory dish, especially a snack or an appetizer.
- Teas will be served during the afternoon and the organisers will welcome donations of food, cakes, and savouries.
- It is a hot, sweet and sour delight that you can make time and again for use with fish and chicken dishes, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, poppadoms and savouries.
- Warnings about consuming too much sugar get pushed to the back of the mind during festival time, when everyone is cooking and distributing delicious sweetmeats and savouries.
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- They were dressed with some overtly sweet vinaigrette (I suspect raspberry) that jarred with the savouriness of the crêpes.
- The wine is soft, silky and full of ripe fruit flavours like cherry and blackberries but backed by a spicy savouriness.
- It has an initial fire and savouriness on the palate that may disturb the contemporary palate conditioned to smoothness and sweetness.