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 for savour
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savor \Sa"vor\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Savored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Savoring.] [Cf. OF. savorer, F. savourer. See Savor, n.]
     [Written also savour.]
     1. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.
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     2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the
        presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.
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              This savors not much of distraction.  --Shak.
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              I have rejected everything that savors of party.
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.]
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              By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring,
              and feeling.                          --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. --Shak.
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     2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic
        property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
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              Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of
              heaven perpetually upon my spirit?    --Baxter.
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     3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.]
        "Beyond my savor." --Herbert.
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     4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.]
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              She shall no savor have therein but lite. --Chaucer.
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     Syn: Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  savour
      n 1: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
           the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity,
           savor, savour, smack, nip, tang]
      v 1: have flavor; taste of something [syn: taste, savor,
           savour]
      2: give taste to [syn: savor, savour]
      3: taste appreciatively; "savor the soup" [syn: savor,
         savour]
      4: derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take
         pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
         [syn: enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour]

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