summer savory

noun

: an aromatic annual European mint (Satureja hortensis) with leaves used for seasoning
also : its leaves compare winter savory

Examples of summer savory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are many annual herbs to consider as well, including summer savory, dill, cilantro and basil, which is available in many different varieties. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 17 Mar. 2023 The hardy herb, which grows wild, tastes like a combination of oregano, marjoram, summer savory and thyme — all of which can be used as substitutes if dried za’atar isn’t available. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2021 All said and done though, nothing warms the soul quite like a mug of kondaris chai, a local tea brewed from wild thyme or summer savory -- sometimes both. Melanie Hamilton, CNN, 10 Oct. 2022 And a plate lined with opposing cuts of lean and fatty pork belly, ridges heavily rubbed with paprika and summer savory. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2019 Herbs to start from seed: Sorrel, summer savory and parsley. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of summer savory was in 1573

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“Summer savory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summer%20savory. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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