Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • adj
  • noun

Synonyms for savory

Synonyms for savory

any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

morally wholesome or acceptable

having an agreeably pungent taste

Related Words

pleasing to the sense of taste

References in classic literature ?
In a few moments the savory steam came forth again, but with a different flavor, and in good time a fine cod-chowder was placed before us.
Cassius whined faintly as his fortunate comrade swallowed the savory mess at a gulp.
For my part, if I were the owner of the palace, I would bid my gardener cultivate nothing but savory pot herbs to make a stuffing for roast meat, or to flavor a stew with.
Then they quickened their pace, and capered for joy at the thought of the savory banquet at which they hoped to be guests.
nor taste those nice little savory dishes which my dearest wife knew how to serve up?
The consciousness of having spent the other hours well is a just and savory condiment for the table.
Then, while beyond in the forest bright fires crackled and savory smells of sweetly roasting venison and fat capons filled the glade, and brown pasties warmed beside the blaze, did Robin Hood entertain the Sheriff right royally.
Of the two soups he chose turtle with savory patties and went on to the game without omitting a single dish or one of the wines.
There was a savory stew, smoking hot, a dish of blue peas, a bowl of sweet milk of a delicate blue tint and a blue pudding with blue plums in it.
Henry de Montfort," said Norman of Torn, turning to his visitor, "we of Torn bear no savory name, that I know full well, but no man may say that we unsheath our swords against women.
Whilst the song had been singing Dame Eliza and the maid had placed a board across two trestles, and had laid upon it the knife the spoon, the salt, the tranchoir of bread, and finally the smoking dish which held the savory supper.
The husband seems then to have had a not very savory reputation in San Francisco?
He told them that the army had nothing but the clothes they stood up in; that their wine was iced; that the dead stood stock-still in the road just where they were; that they had seen White Russia, and that they currycombed the horses there with their teeth; that those who were fond of skating had fine times of it, and people who had a fancy for savory ices had as much as they could put away; that the women were generally poor company; but that the only thing they could really complain of was the want of hot water for shaving.
As she took the cover off a second frying pan and stirred the savory contents with a kitchen knife, he came behind her, passed his arms under her arm-pits with down-drooping hands upon her breasts, and bent his head over her shoulder till cheek touched cheek.
The growth of the global savory snacks market is directly attributed to the demographic and economic variations, which include up surging urbanization, growing per capita income of various countries, and increasing demand for tertiary processed food.