• WordNet 3.6
    • n savoriness having an appetizing flavor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Savoriness The quality of being savory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n savoriness Savory character or quality; pleasing taste or smell: as, the savoriness of an orange or of meat.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.”


In literature:

The grandmother made savory stews on a snug little stove and baked her own sweet loaves.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
A savory odor of frying bacon and eggs stole forth from the door as we sat, in the calm summer air, upon the stone fence.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
And the reason the newspapers do this is because the people crave the savory morsel.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
He also had made savory food and was bringing it to his father.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
She had the Celtic feeling for savoriness.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Then John and Joe made their appearance, and Martha rang the bell, though the savory odors announced that all was ready.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The Goshen of America furnishes the richest milk and the most savory and delicious meats.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
The new China drink did not have a wholly savory reputation.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
But the cheese is savory and the cold severe.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
They found its flesh savory, though it afforded scarcely a mouthful for each man.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott

In poetry:

Bread, vinegar, and oil, and meat,
For savory viands season'd high;
But somewhat more important yet--
I tell thee what it cannot buy.
"From Menander " by William Cowper
Let the Christian child go in peace, then;
As for us, we're but trolls, are we.
She'd make such a savory mess, then,
It is hard to let her be.
"The Old Mountain Troll" by Gustaf Froding
Hither our neighbors nimbly fare,—
The boys agog, the maidens snickering;
And savory smells possess the air
As skyward kitchen flames are flickering.
"Horace To Phyllis" by Eugene Field
But she went to work in earnest and the cabin fairly shone,
And her dinners were so savory and so nice
That I felt it was "not good that the man should be alone"--
Even in this lovely land of Paradise.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Without, a garden, neat and clean,
With leeks, and box forever green,
Where sage, rosemary, crimsons grow,
And savory, pot-herbs in a row;
With parsly, not unknown to fame,
Gay garland at the Olympic game.
"The Description of a Cottage" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

Who doesn't love a rich, savory dip.
Late summer bounty makes a savory stew.
This traditional Singaporean dish is a savory mix of tasty noodles, Chinese broccoli and pork.
Savory bacon underscores meal of schnitzel , rotkraut and warm potato salad.
Scones can be flavored in any of a number of ways, both sweet and savory.
Strudels can be sweet or savory, but are basically a dough rolled or wrapped around a filling.
They also add a tasty crunch to savory dishes.
Chocolaty, citrusy, sugary or savory.
Try this sweet-and-savory 'adult' cookie.
Unlike the usual sweet shortbreads, these rosemary shortbread cookies are an intriguing blend of sweet and savory.
Not your everyday eggs, this savory treat will wake up the sleepyheads.
JOE EPSTEIN/THE STAR-LEDGER Salads, including Goi Tom, a Vietnamese style shrimp dish, are savory at the Linden restaurant.
Few people can resist the call of sweet and savory chocolate.
Creamy mashed potatoes get even better when topped with a savory trio of cheese, onions, and bacon.
Polenta soup can be dinner treat, savory breakfast.

In science:

Unfortunately, this word has rather less savory connotations in modern Greek, translating roughly to “sewage pit”.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits