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summer savory

noun
1.
See under savory2 .
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75

savory2

[sey-vuh-ree] /ˈseɪ və ri/
noun, plural savories.
1.
any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Satureja, of the mint family, especially S. hortensis (summer savory) or S. montana (winter savory) having narrow leaves used in cookery.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English saverey, perhaps for Old English sætherie < Latin saturēia (whence also Old English saturege, Middle English satureie)
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British Dictionary definitions for summer-savory

savory

/ˈseɪvərɪ/
noun (pl) -vories
1.
any of numerous aromatic plants of the genus Satureja, esp S. montana (winter savory) and S. hortensis (summer savory), of the Mediterranean region, having narrow leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2.
the leaves of any of these plants, used as a potherb
Word Origin
C14: probably from Old English sætherie, from Latin saturēia, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for summer-savory
savory
"pleasing in taste or smell," early 13c., from O.Fr. savoure (Fr. savoré), pp. of savourer "to taste" (see savor).
savory
"aromatic mint," late 14c., perhaps an alteration of O.E. sæþerie, which is ultimately from L. satureia "savory (n.)." But early history of the word suggests transmission via O.Fr. savereie. In either case, the form of the word probably altered by influence of the M.E. or O.Fr. form of savory (adj.).
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