saveloy

saveloy

[sav-uh-loi]
noun Chiefly British.
a highly seasoned, dried sausage.

Origin:
1830–40; probably < French cervelas, Middle French cervelat < Italian cervellato Milanese sausage, orig. containing pig's brains, equivalent to cervell(o) brain (see cerebellum) + -ato -ate1

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saveloy (ˈsævɪˌlɔɪ)
 
n
a smoked sausage made from salted pork, well seasoned and coloured red with saltpetre
 
[C19: probably via French from Italian cervellato, from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum, diminutive of cerebrum brain]

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