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savoury

adjective uk UK ( US savory)   /ˈseɪ.vər.i/ us    /-vɚ-/
Savoury food is salty or spicy and not sweet in taste: savoury dumplings/pancakes If you say that something is not savoury, you mean that it is not pleasant or socially acceptable: That hotel doesn't have a very savoury reputation.
Translations of “savoury”
in Korean 풍미있는…
in Arabic مالِح…
in Portuguese salgado…
in Catalan salat…
in Japanese (英)塩味の, 辛い…
in Italian salato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鹹的, 辛辣的, 令人愉快的…
in Russian несладкий…
in Turkish tuzlu, baharatlı, lezzetli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咸的, 辛辣的, 令人愉快的…
in Polish pikantny…
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