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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A county of England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel.
  • proper noun Any of a number of places in US and Canada.
  • proper noun A male given name derived from the place name, or a variant of Devin.
  • proper noun A female given name of modern American usage, derived from the place name.
  • noun One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in Devon, England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a county in southwestern England
  • noun red dual-purpose cattle of English origin

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