1. [ noun ] (food) either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
Synonyms: savory
Related terms: herb winter_savory summer_savory
2. [ adjective ] (food) pleasing to the sense of taste
Synonyms: savory tasty mouth-watering
Related terms: appetizing
3. [ adjective ] morally respectable or inoffensive
Synonyms: savory inoffensive

"a past that was scarcely savory"

Related terms: unsavory
4. [ adjective ] (food) having an agreeably pungent taste
Synonyms: savory spicy zesty piquant
Related terms: tasteful
5. [ noun ] (food) an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
Synonyms: savory
Related terms: dainty
Similar spelling:   savour