[ey-vuh n, av-uh n for 1–4; ey-von for 5]
- 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. (1346 sq. km)
- a town in N Connecticut.
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It is not the Avon which runs by Stratford's storied banks, but still it is the Avon.Acadia
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The Avon is a navigable river, and the tides rise in it to a great height.The Silent Readers
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- 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)
- Earl of.title of (Anthony) Eden 1
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Word Origin and History for avon
river in southwestern England, from Celtic abona "river" (see afanc).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper