the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or of smell.
a particular taste or smell.
distinctive quality or property.
power to excite or interest.
Archaic. repute.
verb (used without object)
to have savor, taste, or odor.
to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of ): His business practices savor of greed.
verb (used with object)
to give a savor to; season; flavor.
to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish: to savor the garden's odors.
to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life.
Also, especially British, savour.

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English sav(o)ur < Old French savour < Latin sapōrem, accusative of sapor taste, derivative of sapere to taste (cf. sapient); (v.) Middle English sav(o)uren < Old French savourer < Late Latin sapōrāre, derivative of sapor

savorer, noun
savoringly, adverb
savorless, adjective
savorous, adjective
outsavor, verb (used with object)
unsavored, adjective

savior, savor, savory.

1. relish, smack; odor, scent, fragrance. See taste.

See -or1. Unabridged
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savour or savor (ˈseɪvə)
1.  the quality in a substance that is perceived by the sense of taste or smell
2.  a specific taste or smell: the savour of lime
3.  a slight but distinctive quality or trace
4.  the power to excite interest: the savour of wit has been lost
5.  archaic reputation
vb (often foll by of) (often foll by of)
6.  to possess the taste or smell (of)
7.  to have a suggestion (of)
8.  (tr) to give a taste to; season
9.  (tr) to taste or smell, esp appreciatively
10.  (tr) to relish or enjoy
[C13: from Old French savour, from Latin sapor taste, from sapere to taste]
savor or savor
[C13: from Old French savour, from Latin sapor taste, from sapere to taste]
'savourless or savor
'savorless or savor
'savorous or savor

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr. savour, from L. saporem (nom. sapor) "taste, flavor," related to sapere "to have a flavor" (see sapient). The verb (c.1300) is from O.Fr. savourer, from L.L. saporare, from L. sapor.

British spelling of savor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
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Example sentences
Hence the lady named was the toast or savour of the wine-that which gave the draught piquancy and merit.
Savour the moment, whether you are on a train, eating lunch or talking to friends.
The rich hired boxes and galleries to savour their philanthropy.
Customers can also savour the rare privilege of pushing their own trolleys and
  serving themselves from the shelves.
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