Definition of Devon

1. Noun. A county in southwestern England.

Exact synonyms: Devonshire
Generic synonyms: County
Group relationships: England



2. Noun. Red dual-purpose cattle of English origin.
Generic synonyms: Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen

Definition of Devon

1. 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.

Definition of Devon

1. Proper noun. A county of England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel. ¹

2. Proper noun. Any of a number of places in US and Canada. ¹

3. Proper noun. (given name male from=surnames) derived from the place name, or a variant of Devin. ¹

4. Proper noun. (place names female given name) of modern American usage, derived from the place name. ¹

5. Noun. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in Devon, England. ¹

6. Noun. (Australia Eastern Australia) A type of processed meat sausage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devon

1. one of a breed of small, hardy cattle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Devon

1. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red colour. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Devon

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1. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Visitations of the County of devon, 1531, 1564 and 1620. pp. 899. Exeter, 1895. 4«. ... DREDGE (JI) devon Booksellers in the 17th and 18th centuries. 3 pt. ..."

2. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies by John Burke, Bernard Burke (1844)
"Hele, in the parish of Cornwood, in the South of devon, and had issue by hie wife, Joan, daughter of Simon Cole, e&q. of Slade.in that county, five sons and ..."

3. The History of the Grain Trade in France, 1400-1710 by Abbott Payson Usher (1907)
"While the devon tinners apparently sprang from Anglo-Saxon stock, the miners of Cornwall formed a remnant of the Celtic race. ..."

4. A Constitutional History of the House of Lords by Luke Owen Pike (1894)
"In the fifty- second year of Henry III she brought, as Countess of Albemarle and devon, an assise of Mort d'Ancestor against the Prior of ..."

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