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a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy
savoy cabbage, savoynoun
head of soft crinkly leaves
A hardy cabbage with dense, crinkled leaves.
A historical region of western Europe.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
brassica subaudica, Latin. A sort of colwort.
Savoy (; Arpitan: Savouè [saˈvwɛ]; French: Savoie [savwa] (listen)) is a cultural-historical region in the Western Alps. Situated on the cultural boundary between Occitania and Piedmont, the area extends from Lake Geneva in the north to the Dauphiné in the south. Savoy emerged as the feudal County of Savoy ruled by the House of Savoy during the 11th to 14th centuries. The original territory, also known as "ducal Savoy" or "Savoy proper", is largely co-terminous with the modern French Savoie and Haute-Savoie départements, but the historical expansion of Savoyard territories, as the Duchy of Savoy (1416–1860) included parts of what is now western Italy and southwestern Switzerland. The current border between France and Italy is due to the Plombières Agreement of 1858, which in preparation for the unification of Italy ceded western Savoy to France, while the eastern territories in Piedmont and Liguria were retained by the House of Savoy, which was to become the ruling dynasty of Italy.
a variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, -- much cultivated for winter use
Etymology: [F. chou de Savoie cabbage of Savoy.]
Savoy is a region of France. It comprises roughly the territory of the Western Alps situated between Lake Geneva in the north and Dauphiné in the south. The historical land of Savoy emerged as the feudal territory of the house of Savoy during the 11th to 14th centuries. The historical territory is shared between the modern republics of France and Italy. Installed by Rudolph III, King of Burgundy, officially in 1003, the House of Savoy became the longest surviving royal house in Europe. It ruled the County of Savoy to 1416 and then the Duchy of Savoy from 1416 to 1714. The territory of Savoy was annexed to France in 1792 under the French First Republic, before being returned to the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in 1815. Savoy, along with the county of Nice, was finally annexed to France by a plebiscite, under the Second French Empire in 1860, as part of a political agreement brokered between the French emperor Napoleon III and King Victor Emmanuel II of the Kingdom of Sardinia that began the process of unification of Italy. Victor Emmanuel's dynasty, the House of Savoy, retained its Italian lands of Piedmont and Liguria and became the ruling dynasty of Italy.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sa-voi′, n. a cultivated winter variety of cabbage, forming a large close head like the true cabbage, but having wrinkled leaves—originally from Savoy.—ns. Savoy′ard, a native of Savoy, since 1860 part of France; Savoy′-med′lar, a tree related to the June-berry or shad-bush.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Formerly a province in Northern Italy, east of Piedmont. It became a Roman province about 118 B.C. The Alemanni seized it in 395, and the Franks in 490. It shared the revolutions of Switzerland till about 1048. The French subdued Savoy in 1792, and made it a department of France under the name of Mont Blanc in 1800; it was restored to the king of Sardinia in 1814; but was once more annexed to France in 1860.
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Etymology and Origins
A cabbage originally introduced from the French department of this name.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Savoy is ranked #4638 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Savoy surname appeared 7,649 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Savoy.
52.9% or 4,046 total occurrences were White.
40.6% or 3,107 total occurrences were Black.
2.8% or 218 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.3% or 176 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1% or 81 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.2% or 21 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Savoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Savoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Savoy in a Sentence
The museum, founded in 1824, is filled with treasures found in digs commissioned by Savoy kings and completed with the finds of Italian Egyptologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. The vast holdings include a captivating statue of Ramses II, one of the world's most important papyrus collections and nearly the entire contents of an architect's tomb dating back well over 3,000 years. The large-scale renovations nearly doubled the space, allowing many artifacts to be taken out of storage and a more complete and modern exposition of those already on display. The museum remained open during the years of work, rotating closures of wings. `' It is a very important improvement from an archaeological and Egyptological point of view.
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- col rizadaSpanish
- cavolo verzottoItalian
- varză creațăRomanian
- савойская капустаRussian
- kıvırcık lâhanaTurkish
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