Devon

[dev-uhn]
noun
2.
one of an English breed of red cattle, bred for beef and milk.
3.
one of an English breed of sheep, bred for its long, coarse wool.
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devon (ˈdɛvən)
 
n
(Austral) a bland processed meat in sausage form, eaten cold in slices
 
[named after Devon]

Devon (ˈdɛvən)
 
n
1.  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.  a breed of large red beef cattle originally from Devon

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Devon
county name, O.E. Defena(scir), late 9c., "(territory of the) Dumnonii," a Celtic name.
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Example sentences for Devon
In medieval times devon was an important sheep rearing county.
North devon has an underdeveloped economy for a number of reasons.
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