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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saveloynoun

    a ready-cooked and highly seasoned pork sausage


  1. saveloynoun

    A seasoned pork sausage, normally purchased ready cooked

  2. Etymology: Supposedly from French cervelas


  1. Saveloy

    A saveloy is a type of highly seasoned sausage, usually bright red, normally boiled and available in most fish and chip shops around England. It is occasionally also available fried in batter.


  1. saveloy

    A saveloy is a type of highly seasoned sausage made of pork, or a mixture of pork and other meat, that is traditionally smoked and served boiled. It is a common type of fast food in various countries including Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saveloynoun

    a kind of dried sausage

  2. Etymology: [F. cervelas, It. cervellata, fr. cervello brain, L. cerebellum, dim. of cerebrum brain. See Cerebral.]


  1. Saveloy

    A saveloy is a type of highly seasoned sausage, usually bright red in colour, which is typically available in British fish and chips shops, sometimes fried in batter. The word is believed to originate from the Swiss-French cervelas or servelat, ultimately from the Latin cerebrus; originally a pig brain sausage particularly associated with Switzerland. The saveloy's taste is similar to that of a frankfurter or red pudding. It is mostly eaten with chips, but occasionally also in a sandwich accompanied with pease pudding, stuffing, mustard or the brine of the sausage. This is known as a "saveloy dip" in the north east of England, especially the town of South Shields with its long established "pork shops", as one half of the bread bun is dipped in gravy, in a similar manner to the French dip sandwich. The saveloy is available in Australia, where it is consumed at fairs, fêtes, agricultural shows and sporting events, served on a slice of bread or in a bread roll, and liberally covered in tomato sauce. It is sometimes battered and known as a "battered sav". At the turn of the 20th century, the saveloy was described in an Australian court case as a "highly seasoned dry sausage originally made of brains, but now young pork, salted " but by the mid-century it was commonly defined by its size, "as opposed to a Frankfurter, 26" [inches]. This distinction may be due to the Frankfurter's popularisation. Despite 'frankfurter' sausage makers being the target of violence in World War I, the story that saveloys were once frankfurters, renamed due to anti-Germanic sentiment is purely apocryphal, as far as Australia is concerned.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saveloy

    sav′e-loi, n. a kind of sausage made of meat chopped and seasoned, orig. of brains. [Fr. cervelat, cervelas, a saveloy—It. cervelatacervello, brain—L. cerebellum, dim. of cerebrum, the brain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saveloy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saveloy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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