noun Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for saveloy
Lisa, still absent-minded, gave her the black-pudding and slices of saveloy.The Fat and the Thin|Emile Zola
You were welcomed to his venison when he had it—his present saveloy was equally at your service.
Saveloy, a kind of sausage; French cervelas, from its containing brains.The Battle of the Bays|Owen Seaman
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
Saveloy, sav′e-loi, n. a kind of sausage made of meat chopped and seasoned, orig.
British Dictionary definitions for saveloy
Word Origin for saveloy
Word Origin and History 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.