saveloy
noun Etymology: modification of French cervelas, from Middle French, from Old Italian cervellata, literally, pig's brains, from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum — more at cerebellum Date: 1837 British a highly seasoned dry sausage

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  • Saveloy — Sav e*loy, n. [F. cervelas, It. cervellata, fr. cervello brain, L. cerebellum, dim. of cerebrum brain. See {Cerebral}.] A kind of dried sausage. McElrath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saveloy — 1837, corruption of Fr. cervelas, from It. cervellata, from cervello “brain.” So called because it originally was made of pigs brains …   Etymology dictionary

  • saveloy — [sav′ə loi΄] n. [altered < Fr cervelas < MFr cervelat < It cervellata, assoc. with cervello, the brains, used in making it (< L cerebellum: see CEREBELLUM); orig., however, prob. a deer meat sausage < cervo, stag < L cervus: see …   English World dictionary

  • Saveloy — Saveloys. Un saveloy es un tipo de salchicha de cerdo muy condimentada, normalmente de color rojo intenso, que se sirve en los locales de fish and chips ingleses,[1] a veces rebozado y frito. Se cree que el …   Wikipedia Español

  • Saveloy — A saveloy is a type of highly seasoned pork sausage, usually bright red in colour, which is served in English fish and chip shops. The word comes from the French cervelas , a pork sausage, sometimes made from pigs brains.The saveloy s taste is… …   Wikipedia

  • saveloy — [19] Saveloy ‘spicy sausage’ is etymologically a sausage made from ‘brains’. The word is an anglicization of early modern French cervelat, which in turn was borrowed from Italian cervellata, a diminutive form of cervello ‘brains’. This was a… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • saveloy — [19] Saveloy ‘spicy sausage’ is etymologically a sausage made from ‘brains’. The word is an anglicization of early modern French cervelat, which in turn was borrowed from Italian cervellata, a diminutive form of cervello ‘brains’. This was a… …   Word origins

  • saveloy — /sav euh loy /, n. Chiefly Brit. a highly seasoned, dried sausage. [1830 40; prob. < F cervelas, MF cervelat < It cervellato Milanese sausage, orig. containing pig s brains, equiv. to cervell(o) brain (see CEREBELLUM) + ato ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • saveloy — noun A seasoned pork sausage, normally purchased ready cooked Syn: sav …   Wiktionary

  • saveloy — sav·e·loy || ‚sævÉ™ lɔɪ n. spicy dried pork sausage (British usage) …   English contemporary dictionary

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