In medieval times Devon was an important sheep rearing county.
North Devon has an underdeveloped economy for a number of reasons.
British Dictionary definitions for Devon
(Austral) a bland processed meat in sausage form, eaten cold in slices
named after Devon
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)
a breed of large red beef cattle originally from Devon