Savor or savour?

Which spelling is correct: savor or savour?

The answer is that both are correct.

Savor is the USA spelling, while savour is used in Britain and Australia.

The Macquarie dictionary lists the meaning as:


  1. the quality in a substance which affects the sense of taste or of smell.
  2. a particular taste or smell.
  3. distinctive quality or property.
  4. power to excite or interest.


  1. to give a savour to; season; flavour.
  2. to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish.
  3. to give oneself to the enjoyment of.

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