Savoy

[ suh-voi ]
/ səˈvɔɪ /

noun

a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946.
French Savoie. a region in SE France, adjacent to the Swiss-Italian border: formerly a duchy; later a part of the kingdom of Sardinia; ceded to France, 1860.

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British Dictionary definitions for Savoy (1 of 3)

savoy
/ (səˈvɔɪ) /

noun

a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea capitata, having a compact head and wrinkled leaves

Word Origin for savoy

C16: named after the Savoy region

British Dictionary definitions for Savoy (2 of 3)

Savoy1
/ (səˈvɔɪ) /

noun

an area of SE France, bordering on Italy, mainly in the Savoy Alps: a duchy in the late Middle Ages and part of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1860, when it became part of FranceFrench name: Savoie

British Dictionary definitions for Savoy (3 of 3)

Savoy2
/ (səˈvɔɪ) /

noun

a noble family of Italy that ruled over the duchy of Savoy and became the royal house of Italy (1861–1946): the oldest reigning dynasty in Europe before the dissolution of the Italian monarchy
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