a kind of cabbage with crinkled leaves and a compact head
also savoy cabbage
Origin of savoyFrench (chou de) Savoie, (cabbage of) Savoy
region in SE France, on the borders of Italy & Switzerland: a former duchy & part of the kingdom of Sardinia: annexed by France (1860)
A ruling house founded in the 11th century that later governed Sardinia (1720-1861) and Italy (1861-1946).
A historical region and former duchy of southeast France, western Switzerland, and northwest Italy. The region changed hands many times before becoming a duchy in the early 1400s. In 1720 the duke of Savoy gained the title king of Sardinia, and in 1861 the Savoyard Victor Emmanuel II ascended the throne of the newly formed kingdom of Italy. Much of the original territory was ceded to France at the same time.
- Alternative capitalization of Savoy (type of cabbage)
- A historical region of western Europe.
(usually uncountable, plural Savoys)
- Savoy cabbage