saveloy

noun
sav·​e·​loy | \ ˈsa-və-ˌlȯi How to pronounce saveloy (audio) \

Definition of saveloy

British
: a highly seasoned dry sausage

First Known Use of saveloy

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saveloy

modification of French cervelas, from Middle French, from Old Italian cervellata, literally, pig's brains, from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum — more at cerebellum

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about saveloy

Time Traveler for saveloy

Time Traveler

The first known use of saveloy was in 1784

See more words from the same year

Statistics for saveloy

Cite this Entry

“Saveloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saveloy. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on saveloy

What made you want to look up saveloy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!