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Avon

[ ey-vuhn, av-uhn for 1-4; ey-von for 5 ]
/ ˈeɪ vən, ˈæv ən for 1-4; ˈeɪ vɒn for 5 /
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noun
a river in central England, flowing SE past Stratford-on-Avon to the Severn. 96 miles (155 km) long.
a river in S England, flowing W to the mouth of the Severn. About 75 miles (120 km) long.
a river in S England, flowing S to the English Channel. About 60 miles (100 km) long.
a county in SW England. 520 sq. mi. (1,346 sq. km)
a town in N Connecticut.
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British Dictionary definitions for Avon (1 of 2)

Avon1
/ (ˈeɪvən) /

noun
a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth . Length: 120 km (75 miles)
a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Avon (2 of 2)

Avon2
/ (ˈeɪvən) /

noun
Earl of.title of (Anthony) Eden 1
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