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A region of southwest England east of Cornwall. Occupied in Paleolithic times, it became part of Wessex in the eighth century.
Any of a breed of reddish cattle raised primarily for beef.
[After Devon1where the breed was originally developed.]
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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]
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Dev•on•shire(ˈdɛv ənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)
a county in SW England. 1,040,000; 2591 sq. mi. (6710 sq. km). Also called Devon.
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