noun Chiefly British.
Origin of saveloy
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Lisa, still absent-minded, gave her the black-pudding and slices of saveloy.The Fat and the Thin
Saveloy, a kind of sausage; French cervelas, from its containing brains.The Battle of the Bays
Saveloy, sav′e-loi, n. a kind of sausage made of meat chopped and seasoned, orig.
He had breakfasted off a saveloy; we saw on a plate, with some crumbs of bread, the remains of that too familiar delicacy.Z. Marcas
Honore de Balzac
You were welcomed to his venison when he had it—his present saveloy was equally at your service.
Word Origin for saveloy
1837, corruption of French cervelas, from Italian cervellata, from cervello "brain," from Latin cerebrum (see cerebral). So called because it originally was made of pigs' brains.