devon

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noun

dev·​on ˈde-vən How to pronounce devon (audio)
often capitalized
: any of an English breed of vigorous red cattle used for meat and milk

Devon

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abbreviation

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Devon, England

First Known Use

Noun

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devon was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Devon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devon. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Devon

geographical name

Dev·​on ˈde-vən How to pronounce Devon (audio)
variants or Devonshire
county of southwestern England bordering the English Channel; capital Exeter area 2686 square miles (6957 square kilometers), population 746,399

see also devonian sense 1

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