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  • n  either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
  • n  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
  • a  morally wholesome or acceptable
  • s  having an agreeably pungent taste
  • s  pleasing to the sense of taste

  • She had always understood, she said, that rats made savoury eating if a man were hungry.
  • Such are the dungeons above which rise the proud castles of the tyrants, and from them is to be seen the curling savoury smoke of their banquets.
  • There is in every cook 's opinion No savoury dish without an onion; But lest your kissing should be spoiled The onion must be thoroughly boiled.

  • Kevin Rudd in The Age
    I think it was a party pie, something like that, a savoury something,Mr Rudd told reporters. "All I know is whether it was that, or whether it was a stomach bug, the consequences were graphic."
  • White in The National
    Whyte argues that Hearst merely had a feel for the spirit of the time: "It was an age of sensation. The public space was awash in febrile emotions:. Hearst did not set the mood, but he revelled in it and amply exposed its less savoury dimensions to...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones in Glasgow Sunday Mail
    Catherine said: "I am a savoury girl - I love things like a good roast. I like Scottish smoked salmon. If I was on a desert island and could only have one dish it would be brown bread with a little butter, Scottish smoked salmon, lemon, pepper and...

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