Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as denshire.

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  • proper noun The county of Devon, England.

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

  • noun a county in southwestern England

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Examples

  • In Aust we hav alwais cawld skonz wiv jam an creme a “devonshire tea”, butt! ai resintlee bin tole itz nawt onlee frum Devonshire.

    SO, TELLZ ME, Y DUZ U ALWAYS - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • A clue to Crowley's thinking may be found in his use of the term "corruption" to characterize the descent of the English place-name Devonshire from the Latinized tribal name Dumnonii.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 3

  • When I last heard of her she was residing at Dawlish in Devonshire, and never answering her letters in due time, and appearing to her, no doubt, as if I paid her very little attention, she at last slipd through my fingers and I stood gazing around like a Greyhound when a Hare pops through a hedge!!

    Letter 272

  • A prominent Conservative Party hostess, political careers were regularly made and broken in Devonshire House along Piccadilly.

    Edwardian Society Pt I: Politics | Edwardian Promenade

  • ‘From his home in Devonshire, England, Jon had much to say about the history of the CFZ, its current activities, and its plans for the future.’

    Jon Downes, Monster Hunter, Under The Spotlight | Disinformation

  • An early school poem sustains the same note of moist wonderment about the weather, yearning for the spring in Devonshire but opening, "The rain drops from the mist endless and slow/The trees are bare and black …"

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • An early school poem sustains the same note of moist wonderment about the weather, yearning for the spring in Devonshire but opening, "The rain drops from the mist endless and slow/The trees are bare and black …"

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • Stafford [Earliest born ca. 1790 in Devonshire, England]

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  • Catford [Earliest known born ca. 1600 in Devonshire, England]

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  • Milton [Earliest known born ca. 1590 in Devonshire, England]

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