Savoy

geographical name Sa·voy \ sə-ˈvȯi \
variants: or French Savoie play \sä-ˈvwä\ or Italian Savoia play \sä-ˈvȯ-yä\

Definition of Savoy

region of southeastern France in the Savoy Alps southwest of Switzerland and bordering on Italy
Note: Savoy was a duchy from 1416 to 1720, was part of the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1860, and became part of France in 1860.

Savoyard

play \sə-ˈvȯi-ˌärd, ˌsa-ˌvȯi-ˈärd, ˌsa-ˌvwä-ˈyär(d)\ adjective or noun

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