[ sav-uh-loi ]
/ ˈsæv əˌlɔɪ /

noun Chiefly British.

a highly seasoned, dried sausage.


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Origin of saveloy

1830–40; probably < French cervelas, Middle French cervelat < Italian cervellato Milanese sausage, orig. containing pig's brains, equivalent to cervell(o) brain (see cerebellum) + -ato -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for saveloy

/ (ˈsævɪˌlɔɪ) /


a smoked sausage made from salted pork, well seasoned and coloured red with saltpetre

Word Origin for saveloy

C19: probably via French from Italian cervellato, from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum, diminutive of cerebrum brain
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