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Savoy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAVOY', n. A variety of the common cabbage, much cultivated for winter use.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy
2: head of soft crinkly leaves [syn: savoy cabbage, savoy]

Merriam Webster's

or French Savoie or Italian Savoia geographical name region SE France in Savoy Alps SW of Switzerland & bordering on Italy; duchy 1416-1720, part of kingdom of Sardinia 1720-1860; became part of France 1860 Savoyard adjective or noun

Britannica Concise

Historical region, SE France and NW Italy. From the 11th cent. the counts of Savoy ruled it as part of the kingdom of Arles under the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Empire. It became virtually independent and expanded across the Alps to include the plain of Piedmont in Italy. In the 18th cent. Piedmont and Savoy were incorporated into the kingdom of Sardinia, and the dukes of Savoy became kings of Sardinia. Savoy and Piedmont were ceded to France in 1792, but Savoy was restored to its traditional rulers in 1815, with the addition of Genoa. In 1860 Sardinia, Genoa, and Piedmont joined other Italian states to form the kingdom of Italy. The House of Savoy was the ruling house of Italy until 1946, when the Italian Republic was established.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a hardy variety of cabbage with wrinkled leaves. Etymology: Savoy in SE France

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Savoy Sa*voy", n. [F. chou de Savoie cabbage of Savoy.] (Bot.) A variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, -- much cultivated for winter use.


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