Savor Sa"vor, n. [OE. savour, savor, savur, OF. savor, savour, F. saveur, fr. L. sapor, fr. sapere to taste, savor. See {Sage}, a., and cf. {Sapid}, {Insipid}, {Sapor}.] [Written also {savour}.] 1. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor. [1913 Webster]

I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like. [1913 Webster]

Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit? --Baxter. [1913 Webster]

3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.] ``Beyond my savor.'' --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She shall no savor have therein but lite. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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