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A·von

also Upper A·von  (ā′vŏn, ā′vən, ăv′ən)
A river of south-central England flowing 154 km (96 mi) to the Severn. It is known for its associations with Shakespeare.

Avon

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1. (Placename) a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
2. (Placename) a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
3. (Placename) a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth. Length: 120 km (75 miles)
4. (Placename) a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)

Avon

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(Biography) Earl of. title of (Anthony) Eden1

A•von

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1. a river in central England, flowing SE past Stratford-on-Avon to the Severn. 96 mi. (155 km) long.
2. a river in S England, flowing W to the mouth of the Severn. ab. 75 mi. (120 km) long.
3. a river in S England, flowing S to the English Channel. ab. 60 mi. (100 km) long.
4. a county in SW England, 962,000; 520 sq. mi. (1346 sq. km) Cap.: Bristol.
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Noun1.Avon - a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the SevernAvon - a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the Severn
England - a division of the United Kingdom
2.Avon - a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the SevernAvon - a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn
England - a division of the United Kingdom
3.Avon - a county in southwestern England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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