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  • n. savory


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  • Catchall term for a variety of Mediterranean herbs, from origanum syriacum (Syrian oregano, often mistranslated as “thyme”) to satureja hortensis (summer savory).

    Day of Honey

  • The following herbs are often mistakenly referred to as za'atar: Syrian oregano (oreganum syricum), biblical hyssop, and thyme-leaved savory (satureja thryba), among others.

    What is Za'atar?

  • All are from the same Latin word, satureja, and all underwent uncustomary modifications.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 4


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