American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of southwest England bordering on the English Channel. Occupied in Paleolithic times, it became part of Wessex in the eighth century.
- n. Any of a breed of reddish cattle raised primarily for beef.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a shire (Devonshire) in England, applied specifically to a breed of dairy cattle noted for their docility and the quality of their milk. The color is red, varying from dark to pale chestnut, but there must be no mixture of black or white. The skin is yellow, the hair soft, and the general appearance symmetrical.
- n. A county of England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel.
- n. Any of a number of places in US and Canada.
- n. A male given name derived from the place name, or a variant of Devin.
- n. A female given name of modern American usage, derived from the place name.
- n. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in Devon, England.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called
North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen.
- n. a county in southwestern England
- n. red dual-purpose cattle of English origin
- After Devon 1, where the breed was originally developed. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, the site in Devon is on a steep slope down to the sea, so it has avoided the sort of agricultural intensification affecting neighbouring land.”
“He still wasn’t used to the name Devon since, to his knowledge, no one had ever called him that in his life.”
“Tongues have been wagging angrily down in Devon about Ridsdale's possible return to football at Plymouth Argyle, a club actively looking for outside investment.”
“And then the real story begins and we are transported back to Charbury, the beautiful house in Devon where her extended family all gathered for idyllic school holidays.”
“There are more things in Devon and Okell, as they say.”
“Here in Devon&Cornwall we still have to fill them out!”
“Yvonne and I have known Sandy since she was a student at college with our daughter Anne (nee Hooper) She and Anne were great chums at art college and she visited us in Devon so many years ago.”
“The "next week on" teaser spoils all however; Devon is alive, if not particularly well, a subject of Ring interrogations.”
“Devon is a welcome addition to the group, even if it is only temporary.”
“But instead of a "smarter" sliced you can go for an authentic bread that hasn't been over-processed, especially if you're lucky enough to live near an artisan (28-year-old Ella White in Ashburton, Devon, is a rare example of a young baker determined to do things properly).”
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