—adj. 1. pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell: a savory aroma. 2. piquant: a savory jelly. 3. pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.
—n. Brit.an aromatic, often spicy course or dish served either as an appetizer or as a dessert, as pickled fish or brandied fruit. Also,esp. Brit.,savoury.
Pronunciation: (sā'vu-rē),[key] —n., —pl.-vor•ies. any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Satureja, of the mint family, esp. S. hortensis(summer savory) or S. montana(winter savory), having narrow leaves used in cookery.