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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.
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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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