Devon

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Dev·on 1

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

Dev·on 2

 (dĕv′ən)
n.
Any of a breed of reddish cattle raised primarily for beef.

[After Devon1where the breed was originally developed.]

Devon

(ˈdɛvən)
n
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

devon

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

Dev•on•shire

(ˈdɛv ənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
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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The agreement will include the supply of materials, relating to the replacement of existing lights in the County of Devon.
There were no such problems for the only lady RAK off-roader, the 50 year old Sue Aiken from the county of Devon, England.
Ian is a well-respected and sought-after riding instructor based in the English county of Devon.
The Environment Agency said rescuers helped residents of 25 flooded homes evacuate after the River Exe burst its banks in Stoke Canon in the southwestern English county of Devon.
The weeklong event is the perfect context for the launch of Devon's newest entrepreneurial programme, the Corkscrew Entrepreneur Generator, which connects recent university graduates with social enterprises in the County of Devon and further afield.
An illustration of Capern Born in Tiverton in 1819, Edward Capern lived out his first half century in the county of Devon.