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English definition of “savoury”

savoury

adjective UK (US savory)     /ˈseɪ.vər.i/ US  /-vɚ-/
Savoury food is salty or spicy and not sweet in taste: savoury dumplings/pancakesFlavours and tastes 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.Morality and rules of behaviour
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