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Dev·on 1

A region of southwest England east of Cornwall. Occupied in Paleolithic times, it became part of Wessex in the eighth century.

Dev·on 2

Any of a breed of reddish cattle raised primarily for beef.

[After Devon1where the breed was originally developed.]


1. (Placename) Also called: Devonshire a county of SW England, between the Bristol Channel and the English Channel, including the island of Lundy: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Plymouth and Torbay, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998; hilly, rising to the uplands of Exmoor and Dartmoor, with wooded river valleys and a rugged coastline. Administrative centre: Exeter. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 714 900 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 6569 sq km (2536 sq miles)
2. (Breeds) a breed of large red beef cattle originally from Devon


(Cookery) Austral a bland processed meat in sausage form, eaten cold in slices
[named after Devon]


(ˈdɛv ənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in SW England. 1,040,000; 2591 sq. mi. (6710 sq. km). Also called Devon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Devon - a county in southwestern EnglandDevon - a county in southwestern England  
England - a division of the United Kingdom
2.Devon - red dual-purpose cattle of English origin
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
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From Devon and Wales--most of them," said Jip--"The wind is coming that way.
North of Lancaster Sound there is little we know anything about, except North Devon and Ellesmere Land; but even there live a few scattered people, next door, as it were, to the very Pole.
The spirit of Raleigh and Hawkins is a memory with the Devon folk; it's a modern fact with the Pendragons.
People objected to Professor Dingo when we were staying in the north of Devon after our marriage," said Mrs.
For he brought workers and tenants from his old Devon home to take the place of the beggared or slain Irish.
As far as this portion of the Devon coast was concerned, that seemed to have been over for many years, but neither were there any people.
The woods, the rivers, the lawns of Devon and of Dorset, attract the eye of the ingenious traveller, and retard his pace, which delay he afterwards compensates by swiftly scouring over the gloomy heath of Bagshot, or that pleasant plain which extends itself westward from Stockbridge, where no other object than one single tree only in sixteen miles presents itself to the view, unless the clouds, in compassion to our tired spirits, kindly open their variegated mansions to our prospect.
Customers can test Devon IT thin clients, IBM Blade Centers and servers, software from Citrix, and virtualization solutions from VMware, along with products from other server-based computing companies.
A preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus, which will be amended, has been filed with the SEC by Devon and Mitchell.
If Devon knows the answer to one of the teacher's questions, he has a way of raising his hand.
Ryan, a Saugus High School senior, is an admitted rebel, and Devon, a freshman, is more conservative.
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) today announced the elections of two corporate officers.